Grandparents caring for own grandchildren in South Dakota

Change Indicator

Why This Indicator Matters

Grandparents can provide continuity and support for children in vulnerable families. They become responsible for their grandchildren because of parental divorce, economic challenges, unemployment, incarceration, illness, substance abuse, or coping with other issues.

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definitions: The estimated number and percent of grandparents caring and providing for their own grandchildren under age 18.

Data Source: U. S. Census Bureau.Selected Social Characteristics - - American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table DP-02.

Footnotes: LNE=Low number of events, which is anything less than 10 events.
Updated 18 December 2018
Confidence Intervals Grandparents caring for own grandchildren.