It takes a lot of money to provide everything a child needs and with cost of living increasing parents often times can no longer provide for their children this leads to the grandparents offering financial support. “The economy has also played a role. The rate of unemployment among workers ages 22 to 34 is double that of 55- to 64-year-olds (Facciolo).” The decrease income could be from several factors; unemployment rates have increased, cost of living has increased, divorce, drug use, or even mental illness (Child Welfare Information Gateway...
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