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For Third Way’s latest gun safety policy and message guidance, please visit our gun issues page. There you can also find reports produced by AGS in a special sub-category.

For current gun safety data and other information, we recommend the American Hunters and Shooters Association, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns.

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Unsticking the Sandwich Generation: Help for Families Caring for Aging Parents


Author: Mark Donnell, Anne Kim, Jessica Kasten
In The Middle Class Program

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Unsticking the Sandwich Generation: Help for Families Caring for Aging Parents

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This memo brings attention to the rise of the “sandwich generation”—those families caring for both children and aging parents. Two-thirds of American households are dual-earner families, and in addition to raising children while one or both parents pursue a career, more and more families are also caring for aging parents. This presents a new challenge: how to manage and afford the long-term care needs of fragile seniors. And government has yet to provide an adequate solution. In this policy memo, we lay out why we think long-term care is a critical issue for policymakers to tackle, and we propose a set of policy goals for answering this challenge.

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