The sandwich generation | Sociology homework help

1) What are some of the important issues that need to be considered when discussing the Sandwich Generation? Generate a list of items.

2) How might social scientists from different disciplines talk about these issues? For example, what questions would a psychologist ask compared to an anthropologist? What issues would be the focus of a sociologist? How might a gerontologist frame this problem?

3) What are some potential controversies inherent in this issue? Think about why this social problem might be difficult to solve. Are there gaps in our knowledge? Lack of resources? Opposing political views regarding funding? Think broadly and from an interdisciplinary perspective in order to respond to this question. 

4) Where does the solution lie? Are there policies that need to be changed or enacted to resolve the issue? Are there programs or services that might help to alleviate caregiver burden? What can employers do to help?

View the video at the following link to learn more about the Sandwich Generation: https://vimeo.com/92162450

Next, read the following article: 

Wassel, J. I., & Cutler, N. E. (2016). Yet Another Boomer Challenge for Financial Professionals: The “Senior” Sandwich Generation. Journal Of Financial Service Professionals70(1), 61-73.