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The rise of three-generation households

Season 1, Ep. 11

The number of kids living in a home with both parents and grandparents has nearly doubled in the last 20 years. Why does it matter? In this episode, University of Michigan professor Natasha Pilkauskas explains why finding out the reasons for this trend are important. She also says it should spark a rethinking of the way educational and social services are designed.

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