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September 2006, Vol. 129, No. 9
The 'sandwich generation': women caring for parents and children
Charles R. Pierret
Director of Longitudinal Surveys, Office of Employment and Unemployment Statistics,
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Bureau of Labor Statistics or Department of Labor.
Data from the National Longitudinal Survey are used to estimate the number and characteristics of women 45 to 56 years old who care for both their children and their parents; these women transfer a significant amount of money to their children and time to their parents.
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