Wales' two commissioners at both ends of the age spectrum today raise the alarm about the effect on this sandwich generation
of caring for the young and old.
An online search for information on the sandwich generation
produced nearly 500,000 hits.
The size of the sandwich generation
depends on how one defines it.
The term sandwich generation
has been used to describe families who are concurrently caring for both children and parents (Hansen, 1997).
Our products offer peace of mind for those of us in the sandwich generation
as we struggle to care for our parents as well as our own families.
McFedries carefully provides citations to the first appearance of terms such as "supercentenarian," "grand boomer," "grey nomad," "elder orphan," "club sandwich generation
," and "geezer glut" (McFedries & Logophilia Limited, n.
Raphael (1993) "The woman in the middle: the sandwich generation
In the sandwich generation
between dependent children and increasingly elderly parents, more of us Americans are finding our flaunted independence curtailed, sometimes suddenly, by the needs of those around us.
When I first began to consider the featured theme of this issue, Law and the Sandwich Generation
, I assumed it would be easy to put together our regular five articles on ways the law has an impact on the lives of the Sandwich Generation
The current generation of parents in the 35- to 50-year range typically are referred to as "the sandwich generation
," with dependents at both ends of the age spectrum.
Given the economic pressures facing families today, it's troubling that detailed conversations are not happening, especially among those in the sandwich generation
who may be grappling with competing financial priorities ranging from planning for their own retirement and paying for a child's college education to dealing with eldercare, estate planning and retirement challenges with their parents," said Kathleen A.
In 2005, the sandwich generation
was largely made up of Baby Boomers.