sandwich generation


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sandwich generation

n.
A generation of people who give care to their children and their parents at the same time.

sand′wich genera`tion


n.
the generation of people still raising their children while having to care for their aging parents.
[1985–90]
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Not only that, an individual in the sandwich generation is often in the prime earning stage of his or her career: he or she may be self-employed with additional financial responsibilities related to their business while others are in an occupation -- such as medical, law or a financial services profession -- where income protection is critical.
This proposal will affect more than 7mn people in their late 30s and 40s - the sandwich generation," he said.
com)-- OHEL Co-Sponsored Rebbetzin's Conference Draws Record Attendance Addresses the Challenges of the Sandwich Generation.
The underlying data shows that we are the least happy, least satisfied and most anxious in our 40s and 50s an age that is often referred to as the sandwich generation as we struggle to support younger and older family members at the same time.
And many people in the middle sandwich generation also feel under pressure to pass any inheritance they receive straight on to their own young adult children - the millennial generation - the research found.
Standard says it believes the family care benefit may appeal to consumers "in the sandwich generation," or those who have both children at home and parents who need hands-on care.
The other theory is that the increasing prevalence of insomnia in middle-aged women is a manifestation of stress among the growing population of what has been called "the sandwich generation," people who care for their aging parents while also supporting their own children.
Let's start with pressure on employees in the sandwich generation.
She plans to analyze those results to learn if being a member of the sandwich generation is a significant contributor to poor sleep.
She said she plans to analyze those results to learn if being a member of the sandwich generation is a significant contributor to poor sleep.
It was one about the sandwich generation wherein Filipino adults feel sandwiched between their responsibilities to their parents and their responsibilities to their families (or the family they will have in the future).
But now we have become the sandwich generation - sandwiched between those sturdy old things we received from our parents and the sleek new ones we receive from our children - and we don't know how to handle it all anymore.