Research Programme

Sandwich generation

Athina Vlachantoni, Maria Evandrou, Jane Falkingham, Madelin Gomez-Leon

Project summary

Research and policy debates regarding population ageing have concentrated attention on the study of the trends and consequences of providing informal care for older people. However, during the last decades, significant changes in the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of populations have been observed, which pose higher pressures on caregivers. In particular, there is an increasing number of individuals who have simultaneous responsibilities of caring for both younger and older generations, the so-called “sandwich generation”. This project will study the current trends and profiles of the sandwich generation for both men and women using data from the UK.


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