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Exchange Exemplar: midlife crisis for women between boomers and millennials

The expression "OK boomer" made a splash for a while there. It heaped derision on the generation that was once the country's largest age cohort, and the heaping came from the in-fact largest cohort now: millennials.

Notice what is missing from that transaction? The generation in the middle, generation X, now in middle age. And as Ada Calhoun reports, it was not a comfortable middle age for many women, even before the pandemic.

Calhoun tells the story in her book Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis.

The author listed some of the many contributing factors in a visit to the JX in early 2020.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Nash Bennett is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.