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Census: More Grandparents Raising Children

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Census: More Grandparents Raising Children

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Census: More Grandparents Raising Children

Census: More Grandparents Raising Children

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Census figures released Thursday show that 2.5 million grandparents are the primary care-givers for their grandchildren. Nearly 20 percent of the grandparents pitching in are below the poverty line, and many face difficulties because they lack legal custody. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports.