More kids are being raised by Grandma and Grandpa since the economy began its downward spiral in 2007, according to a new report.http://www.aolhealth.com/2010/09/10/more-kids-raised-by-grandparents-since-recession-began/
In fact, one in 10 children in the United States lives with a grandparent, the study from the Pew Research Center found.
The largest increase was seen among whites, where the rate of grandparents as primary caregivers rose 9 percent from 2007 to 2008. For blacks the number of grandparents raising grandkids went up by 2 percent, while no change was seen among Hispanic families.
In all, 2.9 million -- 4 percent of all children -- are being raised by at least one grandparent, the Washington Post reported.
Statistically, this means more poverty, less educational achievement, more crime and more teen pregnancy.