Multigenerational families are defined in a number of ways. The US Census Bureau (2012) defines multigenerational families as families that consist of more than two generations living in the same residence. This includes one-parent multigenerational families, which is usually a mother and grandmother raising a child together, and two-parent multigenerational families where a grandparent is the recipient of care or is assisting with the care of others (Barnett et al. 2016). In some Asian cultures, the two-parent multigenerational family is sometimes referred to as joint households or undivided households. Researchers may use a different definition that focuses on a grandparent living with at least one other generation as a multigenerational family, which would include grandparents raising grandchildren. These families are also considered skipped-generation families (Mills et al. 2005...
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