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grandfamilies
Shared households among generations remain
central to many cultures in the U.S. and were the
norm in most families for centuries. Post-World War
II, however, brought many changes including a shift
away from living with those outside the nuclear
family. Recently that seems to be changing.
According to a new nationwide poll commissioned
by Generations United in early 2021, six in 10 multigenerational* families were created or continued due
to the pandemic. The majority, seven in 10 of those
families, plan to continue the arrangement longterm.
While the economic climate was a key factor, eldercare and childcare were also significant drivers for
coming together.

"

According to a new nationwide
poll commissioned by Generations
United, six in 10 multigenerational
families were created or continued
due to the pandemic.

"

Dulce Medina and her 22-year-old daughter, Neina,
moved in with Dulce's aging mother, Elvira, after her
father became ill and subsequently passed away.
They did not think twice about moving out and they
remained living together. The flexibility of Dulce's
job allows her to help care for her mother who has
diabetes and glaucoma. However, like other families,
there is more than one benefit to living together. In
addition to helping one another, she is also glad her
daughter is learning family and cultural customs. " My
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daughter is a better cook than me, so she's learning that process from my mother, just picking up the
traditions that I think are very valuable to us. " Dulce
echoes survey findings that show 98 percent of multigenerational families say their household functions
successfully, even with the stress of living arrangements and keeping her mother safe during the
COVID-19 pandemic.
Multigenerational households were found to not
only enhance family bonds, but the arrangement can
also have a positive impact on both the mental and
physical health of family members. In addition, these
arrangements can improve family financial standing and allow family members to continue school or
enroll in job training. These and other benefits are
leading more families to live in multigenerational
families. Multigenerational households are those with
three or more generations living together.
Every multigenerational family is unique and provides a specific set of strengths and challenges. If you
are considering or are new to multigenerational living,
here are a few tips to consider in that transition.

MULTIGENERATIONAL LIVING:
10 TIPS FOR FAMILIES

Jaia Peterson Lent,
Deputy
Executive Director,
Generations United


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