Our project focuses on a previously neglected area of research:how does providing care for grandchildren impact on the health and wellbeing of grandparents? Despite competing pressures on older workers to remain in the workforce for longer as state pensions are delayed and to provide care to frail spouses, there are additional pressures on grandparents to provide childcare. Our research shows that providing up to 15 hours a week of childcare helps maintain grandparents’ health and wellbeing. Download the full report.
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