Another fundamental sandwich generation
issue is whether to take on a caregiving role for aging parents.
But they should also broaden the discussion to include women in the sandwich generation
, which will keep expanding as life spans increase and women continue to outlive men.
They are a sandwich generation
that likes being in the center of it all.
For the sandwich generation
, with teenagers at home with poor prospects of employment and elderly parents to care for, finances are really being put under pressure and it becomes a fine line between solvency and debt.
Welcome to the so-called sandwich generation
, squeezed between the competing care demands of two vulnerable generations.
Part of the reason is the baby boomers got started on their families later, plus they are the sandwich generation
taking care of their parents and their children.
If we look at the changing demographics and the graying population and the sandwich generation
who are taking care of parents and children, we can't wait to develop a supply," Bailey said.
What has made my friends' situation all the more difficult is that they live in the sandwich generation
, in which they provide for Morn and Dad's needs while maintaining their current financial status, paying for junior's college education, and socking away a few dollars for their own golden years.
Adults who are simultaneously caring for two generations are referred to as the sandwich generation
and are classified into three categories: (a) traditional sandwich--those sandwiched between aging parents who need care and/or help and their own children; (b) club sandwich--those in their 50s or 60s, sandwiched between aging parents, adult children, and grandchildren or those in their 30s and 40s with young children, aging parents, and grandparents; and (c) open faced--anyone involved in elder care (Abaya, n.
This article uses the term in the individual sense and estimates how many women 45 to 56 years old are part of the sandwich generation
based on data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Young Women (NLSYW).
Breakfast At Noon is very highly recommended reading, particularly for members of the Sandwich Generation
for its hilarious satirical but all-too-true interpretation of life and responsibility for baby boomer age grown-ups as well as offering a thoroughly thought-out and well written social analysis.
Also, is our church supporting the ever growing sandwich generation
of working adults who face significant social and economic issues in caring for both young families and aging parents?