Sandwich Generation


Sandwich Generation
The generation of middle-aged individuals who are pressured to support both aging parents and growing children.

Those of the sandwich generation are caught between the obligation to care for their parents—who may be ill, unable to perform various tasks or in need of financial support—and children, who require financial, physical and emotional support. These obligations demand considerable time and money. With the added burdens of work and personal issues, as well as the need to contribute to their own retirement, the individuals of the sandwich generation are under significant stress.


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  • Sandwich-Generation — Als Sandwich Generation wird in der gesellschaftlichen Diskussion einerseits die Generation der heute 40 bis 60 Jährigen bezeichnet, die wie ein Sandwich eingeklemmt ist zwischen den Verpflichtungen für sich, der Rentnergeneration (über… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sandwich generation — The Sandwich Generation are a generation of people who care for their aging parents while supporting their own children.Merriam Webster officially added the term to its dictionary in July 2006. For Example:Thomas and Liz are a couple in their 40s …   Wikipedia

  • sandwich generation — n. People who must care for both their children and their parents; people who have finished raising their children and now must take care of their aging parents. Also: sandwiched generation. Example Citation: The sandwich generation is being… …   New words

  • sandwich generation — the generation of people still raising their children while having to care for their aging parents. [1985 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • sandwich generation — noun The generation of persons who are the children of baby boomers, whose lifestyle is governed by the fact that they must simultaneously care for the needs of their children and their own elderly parents …   Wiktionary

  • sandwich generation — sand′wich genera tion n. soc the generation of people still raising their children while having to care for their aging parents • Etymology: 1985–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • sandwich generation — /ˈsænwɪtʃ dʒɛnəreɪʃən/ (say sanwich jenuhrayshuhn) noun the baby boomer generation in their fifties who are caring for elderly parents while at the same time supporting their own children, as by acting as childminders for the grandchildren …   Australian English dictionary

  • sandwich generation — noun : a generation of people who bear usually financial and caregiving obligations for both their parents and their children …   Useful english dictionary

  • sandwich generation — adults responsible for the support and care of both their children and their parents …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • club-sandwich generation — n. People who provide care for their parents, children, and grandchildren. Example Citation: Dan English, Kootenai County clerk, spoke from experience when he said, There is a real need for such a support group. Lots of people in our age range… …   New words


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