Maaike Jappens

Maaike Jappens

Researcher at Interface Demography, Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Belgium

Research interests

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

How might this research change lives?

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.