Story: Midlife adults

Five generations

Five generations

This is Dunedin woman Vicky Begg (second from right), aged 48, in 2009 with her grandson, daughter, father and grandmother – a family group spanning five generations.

Midlife adults in the 2000s are sometimes said to belong to the 'sandwich generation' because they can be responsible for family members from both older and younger generations. 

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 5 December 2009, p.31
Photograph by Peter McIntosh

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Alison Gray, 'Midlife adults - Middle age and midlife', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2021)

Story by Alison Gray, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 4 Apr 2018