Middle-Aged Adults 'Sandwiched' Between Aging Parents and Kids

Jan 31, 2013

With an aging population and a generation of young adults struggling to achieve financial independence, the burdens and responsibilities of middle-aged Americans are increasing.

Nearly half (47%) of adults in their 40s and 50s have a parent age 65 or older and are either raising a young child or financially supporting a grown child (age 18 or older). And about one-in-seven middle-aged adults (15%) is providing financial support to both an aging parent and a child.

Read the full report, "The Sandwich Generation: Rising Financial Burdens for Middle-Aged Americans", on the Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends Project website.

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