Maaike Jappens

Postdoctoral Researcher at the at the Department of Sociology and the TOR Research Group, Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Belgium

About the author:

My research focuses on contemporary grandparenthood, with special attention to the impact of parental divorce on grandparent-grandchild relationships.

What I want to achieve:

I hope my research helps to raise awareness of the fact that the impact of a divorce reaches well beyond divorcing parents and their children. Grandparents are involved too and, furthermore, they can play an important role in the coping process of their grandchildren.