Pressure on grandparents now juggling work and childcare

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Mon 28 September 2015

11 mins

If you’re lucky, you have wonderful parents and in-laws who are happy to help out with caring for your child.

According to a report for the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre, in 2014, 837,000 children across Australia were cared for by their grandparents. That accounts for more childcare than any other form.

 Myra Hamilton, a researcher in social policy at UNSW discusses what this means for grandparents, their work and their quality of life.

 GUEST: Myra Hamilton, Researcher in Social Policy at UNSW

WEBSITE: Myra Hamilton and The Conversation 

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