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#13 "the Sandwich Generation"

#13 According to a new Pew Research study that was just released, one out of every seven adults in the United States is financially supporting their kids and their parents at the same time. Pew Research is calling it "the Sandwich Generation".

Statistically, if true, this is much worse than it first appears.

Assuming that the "kids" are adult (because otherwise it wouldn't be news). Since this suggests also that the kid and the grandparent are not supporting themselves, that's 9 people of 21 that are at issue. (21 is the denominator 7 times the 3 generations; 9 is the 3 generations of 1/7th of 21).

This means that 3 out of 7, or 42.8% of families are tied to a single income.