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Boomer Bust? [2 volumes]: Economic and Political Issues of the Graying Society (Hardback)
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Boomer Bust? [2 volumes]: Economic and Political Issues of the Graying Society (Hardback)

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Hardback 576 Pages / Published: 03/11/2008
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Seventy-six million Baby Boomers are careening toward retirement in the United States. Demographic shifts toward aging populations are taking place around the Western world, as a variety of factors-biological, technological, medical, and sociocultural-are extending life spans. Meanwhile, birth rates are declining. The scaremongers argue that this generational shift is going to be disastrous: It will result in skyrocketing tax rates, lower retirement and health benefits, higher inflation, increased unemployment and poverty, political instability, and a host of other societal ills. But will it? In Boomer Bust?, Robert Hudson assembles leading authors from fields such as economics, political science, and finance to separate fact from fiction, highlight the terms of debate, and showcase innovative policies that will prevent disaster from occurring. From topics like Social Security to older people rejoining the workforce to the elderly as a political lobby, this two-volume set covers the gamut of economic, political, financial, and business issues related to aging. The Boomer generation will leave one of the largest footprints the world has yet seen. In retirement, as in all else, this generation is blazing a path affecting succeeding generations profoundly. Boomer Bust? charts a path through the thicket of personal and public policy choices facing not just Baby Boomers but all of society.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275995492
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 1157 g
Dimensions: 241 x 163 x 51 mm


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"Editor Hudson (social policy, Boston U.) and contributors note that in the USA alone, over 76,000,000 baby boomers are careening toward retirement. While they acknowledge that the generation that demanded sports utility vehicles and birthing rooms may present an extraordinary challenge to eldercare, it is not necessarily true they will cause skyrocketing tax rates and decreased retirement and health benefits for later generations. They also explain how, with proper management of available resources, the retirement of massive numbers of baby boomers will not necessarily increase inflation, cause political instability, create generational conflict, or reduce services to others in need. They separate fact from fear as they explain proven policies that consider demographics and the social profile of boomers, explain how private personal finance options can shoulder some of the load, and comment on mitigating factors such as green living, mobility and advances in elder care." - Reference & Research Book News
"Highly recommended. All readership levels." - Choice

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