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The long baby boom : an optimistic vision for a graying generation

Author: Jeff Charles Goldsmith
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on evidence that most baby boomers plan on working long past age 65, Goldsmith argues that they will have a constructive impact on society over the next twenty years. By assuming a much larger portion of the financial burden of their own retirement and health costs, they will help preserve Social Security and Medicare for the less fortunate and for successive generations." "The Long Baby Boom is the first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Charles Goldsmith
ISBN: 9780801888519 0801888514
OCLC Number: 174501138
Description: xvii, 207 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Prologue --
The baby boom: the self-involved glacier --
The social safety net for older Americans: the expensive legacy of the New Deal --
Living to work: boomers, retirement, and the knowledge economy --
Healthy aging: enabling a longer, more active life --
Encouraging work in later life: what can be done? --
Medicare: the Mount Everest of entitlements --
Social security reform: grasping the third rail --
What we need to do --
What baby boomers should do for themselves --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Jeff Goldsmith.
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In 2006, the first baby boomers turned 60, unleashing a veritable tidal wave of gloomy punditry, advertising for financial services, and forecasts of impending national bankruptcy. This work rejects  Read more...

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