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New Grandparent Study

The first results were released this week from a research study on grandparents and grandchildren. The study, sponsored by FinDem and titled 'Grandparents and Grandchildren: Inflection points for baby boomers", was conducted by Sydney actuary and part-time demographer Bruce Gregor. The main initial findings are that the percentage of the over 65 population who are grandparents is at historically high levels currently around 75%, but if childless rates for women do not decline from currently projected high levels around 26%, the percentage of over-65's who will be grandparents will fall to 54% by 2050.

This study was presented at this weeks bi-annual national conference of the Australian Population Association in Adelaide. The presentation, a brief initial paper and a spread sheet of the age profile results for children, parents, grandchildren and grandparents from 1970 to 2050, can be found in the Research Papers section under Resources menu on this site at: http://www.findem.com.au/resources/displayResourcesArticle.php?id=109

Posted Thursday, 7 December 2006

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