The “Sandwich” generation in the United States
February 9, 2013
The United States called sandwich generation to workers between 40 and 59 years of age living in the same household with at least one parent and one child aged over 18, providing financial support and physical and emotional care.
A recent study found that this demographic, which brings with this double burden has grown due to the lack of economic recovery that limits employment opportunities for young professionals and the longevity of the elderly.
The situation compromises the welfare of these workers and their own retirement plans, while social workers warn that neither the company nor the U.S. government have addressed the growing phenomenon nor taken steps to minimize its impact.
Longevity and unemployment: The Pew Research Center in February revealed that an increasing number of parents contributing significantly to the economic support of their children while adults take care of the needs of parents in the process of decay.
There are two types of people in the sandwich generation. One group are those adults between 40 and 59 who have a parent over 65 living with them, while raising their young children. The other group is the one who takes responsibility for the care of parents and
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