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sandwich generation Line breaks: sand|wich gen¦er|ation

Definition of sandwich generation in English:


A generation of people, typically in their thirties or forties, responsible both for bringing up their own children and for the care of their ageing parents.
Example sentences
  • Lucky to have had an upbringing that was more liberal and which has made them more narcissistic and self-focussed, they did not have to chafe against rigid parental control, unlike their parents, the sandwich generation.
  • Because the problem isn't going way: the sandwich generation is having a hard time taking care of both their children and their elderly parents.
  • Some sandwich generation members are responsible for three or four sets of elderly relatives
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