Profile: Nancy P Kropf

Professor

Dr. Kropf's area of research is late life caregiving relationships with a specific focus on older adults in care provider roles. Her research includes custodial grandparents, parents of adults with intellectual disabilities, and families who care for adults with severe mental illness. As a gerontologist, she focuses on aspects of family resilience and coping, and interventions to reduce stress involved in care provision.
Kropf's latest book is co-authored with Roberta R. Greene, Caregiving and Care Sharing: A Life Course Perspective (NASW Press, 2014). She is the author of over 100 publications in the gerontology and social work literature, and has edited or authored nine books.
Kropf has degrees from Hope College (BA), Michigan State University (MSW) and Virginia Commonwealth University (PhD).

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Why More Grandparents Are Raising Grandchildren

An Average Day
Sunday, September 13 was Grandparents Day. Many grandparents will have received loving cards, calls and emails from their grandchildren. However, a significant number of grandparents – approximately 2.7 million, as reported by the US Census – will have done exactly what they do every day, which is make their grandchildren breakfast, organize their activities and help with homework in the evening.

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