Although the majority of older people are grandparents, little is known on whether and how the transition into grandparenthood affects their well-being. Moreover, evidence on whether the order of the transition, the time since grandchild's birth, and the socio-demographic characteristics of the offspring modify the grandparental well-being is scarce. Taking into account these factors, our study examines the association between becoming a grandparent and subsequent well-being.
Becoming a grandparent and its effect on well-being: the role of order of transitions, time, and gender / Di Gessa, Giorgio; Bordone, Valeria; Arpino, Bruno. - In: JOURNALS OF GERONTOLOGY SERIES B-PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 1079-5014. - ELETTRONICO. - 75:(2020), pp. 2250-2262. [10.1093/geronb/gbz135]