A revised version of a paper submitted to the Journal in June 1998. Research was funded by the Andrus Foundation of the American Association of Retired Persons. The author is at the Columbia University School of Social Work, New York.
PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING OF CUSTODIAL GRANDPARENTS IN LATINO FAMILIES
Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
1999 American Orthopsychiatric Association
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume 69, Issue 3, pages 305–318, July 1999
How to Cite
Burnette, D. (1999), PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING OF CUSTODIAL GRANDPARENTS IN LATINO FAMILIES. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 69: 305–318. doi: 10.1037/h0080405
- Issue published online: 24 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
This study of 74 Latino grandparents rearing their grandchildren in New York City, found poverty rates to be roughly three times those of grandparent caregivers nationwide and rates of self-reported poor health and depression to be twice as high. Correlates of depression included young age, poor health, greater life stress, few informal supports, and rearing grandchildren with special needs. Intervention needs and directions for future research are discussed.