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Recent Developments: Becoming a Caregiver

Volume 7, No. 1, Winter/Spring 2002

This study illustrates how family traditions, role models, and shared expectations influence adult children and grandchildren to take on caregiving roles to aging parents and grandparents. The authors interviewed 43 white adults from 15 families in the southeastern United States; all were caregivers for a person 65+ with at least one impairment in activities of daily living. Factors that affected the decision to take on the caregiver role were

Source: Piercy, K.W. and J.G. Chapman. 2001. Adopting the caregiver role: A family legacy. Family Relations 50:386-393.

Contributed by: Lucille B. Bearon, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Adult Development/Aging Specialist, Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, N.C. State University. luci_bearon@ncsu.edu

Healthy Births

A decade of data on eight measures of healthy births for each state and the nation's 50 largest cities is now on-line. Some of the national findings include

This special on-line report can be accessed on-line http://www.aecf.org/kidscount/rightstart2002.

Contributed by: Karen DeBord, Ph.D., CFLE., Associate Professor and State Extension Specialist in Child Development, Deparment of Family and Consumer Sciences, North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, N.C. State University. Karen_DeBord@NCSU.EDU

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Recent Developments. 2002. The Forum for Family and Consumer Issues 7(1).

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