sandwich generation


Also found in: Medical, Financial, Idioms, Wikipedia.

sandwich generation

a generation of people who have to care for their aging parents while still supporting their own children
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree

sandwich generation

n.
A generation of people who give care to their children and their parents at the same time.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

sand′wich genera`tion


n.
the generation of people still raising their children while having to care for their aging parents.
[1985–90]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
ENPNewswire-September 4, 2019--NTUC Income Logo Eight in 10 young Singaporeans believe they will be the next Sandwich Generation
Wright is part of what is known as the sandwich generation: people who have financial responsibilities for children and grandchildren as well as elderly parents.
How can I cope better with all my 'Sandwich Generation' responsibilities?
Women from the so-called "sandwich generation" take care and worry, on the one hand, for their sick and old parents, and on the other - for their children, who are not yet completely independent.
This week, your responses to my comments on the extreme care demands, and guilt, facing the "sandwich generation"
This benefit is included in each base policy at no additional cost and can be a significant resource for the sandwich generation. A significant feature of Platinum Advantage and Platinum Advantage GSI is that they are the only IDI products on the market to offer the Family Care Benefit.
Comfort Keepers has an app for booking in-home care at hourly rates and is seeking about 200 staffers to meet expected demand.<br />Industry consultant Hank Ross said people in the sandwich generation need help taking care of elderly family members.
I've written occasionally about the sandwich generation, or people who have dependents going up and down across generations.
Aside from a good salary, the "sandwich generation" caring for both children and aging parents desires a flexible workplace in terms of both work location and hours, including paid vacation and sick days.
These women are the 'sandwich generation' - looking after both ageing parents and kids who haven't quite grown up and left the nest yet.
These women are the "sandwich generation" - looking after both ageing parents and kids who haven't quite grown up and left the nest yet.