Definition of Skipped Generation Family
Example of Skipped Generation Family
Skipped Generation Family Pronunciation
- Syllabification: (skipped gen·er·a·tion fam·i·ly)
- Plural: skipped generation families
- The parent’s absence can occur for many reasons, including death or incarceration. Additionally, the grandparents could have taken the grandchildren in because of abuse and neglect. Often, the alternative to a skipped generation family is foster care.
- Variant spelling: skipped-generation family
- Also called:
- grand family (grand-family, grandfamily)
- grandparents as parents (GAP)
- grandparents raising grandchildren (GRG)
- skip generation family (skip-generation family)
- skipped generation household (skipped-generation household)
- Family and Kinship Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “skip” and “generation” and “family” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- blended family
- conjugal family
- extended family
- family of orientation
- family of procreation
- nuclear family
- single-parent family
- symmetrical family
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “skipped generation family.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 24, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/skipped-generation-family/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
skipped generation family. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/skipped-generation-family/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “skipped generation family.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 24, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/skipped-generation-family/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“skipped generation family.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 24 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/skipped-generation-family/>.