- 5.7 million children live in a home with a grandparent - which is 8 % of all children in the U.S.
43% of all grandparents whose grandchildren live with them are responsible for most of the basic needs (i.e., food, shelter, clothing) of one or more of the grandchildren who live with them.
545,000 grandparents speak a language other than English and are responsible for caring for their grandchildren. Of this number, 217,000 speak English very well.
- 496,000 grandparents are caring for their grandchildren and have an income that is below the poverty level .
Friday, September 07, 2007
Posted by Isabelle Fetherston at 9:30 AM