* Typology of Grandparent Role in the Czech Society – Factors Influencing the Involvement of Grandparents in the Care for Young Children

The aim of the study is to provide basic summary of the factors that influence the involvement of grandparents in the care for young children in the Czech families and to introduce a typology of the patterns of grandparent role. The paper presents results of both quantitative and qualitative analysis. The first part of the paper uses the data from the second wave of SHARE 1) to outline the typology of grandparents’ involvement with respect to different forms and intensity of contacts with grandchildren and the geographical proximity of family members and 2) to map how the socio-demographic factors influence the forms and intensity of involvement in the care for grandchildren. The second part of the paper focuses on the subjective experience of Czech mothers and grandmothers. 18 mothers and 12 grandmothers of children younger than 10 years were interviewed. The paper points out the existence of various conceptions of grandmothers’ role in the Czech families.

ISSN: 1214-438X
Year: 2014
Edition: 12
Volume: 1
Page: 15
Authors: Jaroslava Hasmanová Marhánková, Martina Štípková
Citation: Hasmanová Marhánková, Jaroslava, Martina Štípková. 2014. „Typologie prarodičovství v české společnosti – faktory ovlivňující zapojení prarodičů do péče o vnoučata." Naše společnost 12 (1): 15-26, http://dx.doi.org/10.13060/1214438X.2014.1.12.92.

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