Boomer Bust?: Economic and Political Issues of the Graying by Robert B. Hudson

By Robert B. Hudson

Seventy-six million child Boomers are careening towards retirement within the usa. Demographic shifts towards getting older populations are happening round the Western global, as various factors―biological, technological, clinical, and sociocultural―are extending existence spans. in the meantime, delivery charges are declining. The scaremongers argue that this generational shift goes to be disastrous: it is going to lead to skyrocketing tax charges, reduce retirement and future health advantages, greater inflation, elevated unemployment and poverty, political instability, and a number of different societal ills. yet will it? In Boomer Bust?, Robert Hudson assembles best authors from fields reminiscent of economics, political technological know-how, and finance to split truth from fiction, spotlight the phrases of dialogue, and show off cutting edge regulations that might hinder catastrophe from occurring.

From issues like Social defense to older humans rejoining the team to the aged as a political foyer, this two-volume set covers the gamut of monetary, political, monetary, and company concerns with regards to getting older. The Boomer new release will depart one of many biggest footprints the realm has but noticeable. In retirement, as in all else, this new release is blazing a course affecting succeeding generations profoundly. Boomer Bust? charts a course in the course of the thicket of private and public coverage offerings dealing with not only child Boomers yet all of society.

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And, in the next section, to what extent are potential late-life health disparities foreshadowed in the health conditions and health behaviors of today’s midlife boomers? Chronic disease not only contributes to premature death but also presents substantial economic costs and burdens in terms of disability, loss of function, and loss of independence. High blood pressure, arthritis, and diabetes are among the most common chronic conditions in later life; further, these conditions have been identified as contributing to disability.

Although male and female boomers report similar educational attainments, gender-specific median earnings levels suggest substantial differences in compensation. A typical woman who works full-time year-round earns $35,217, compared to $50,310 for her male counterpart, a difference of 30 percent. These differences may be a reflection of occupational choices, experience levels associated with time spent out of the labor force for child care or other family-related responsibilities, and other factors related to the gendered interpretation of family and work–life experiences, including gender Boomer Diversity and Well-Being 35 discrimination in the workplace.

Pdf. , M. Fiedler, A. Aron-Dine, and J. Horney. 2007. The long-term fiscal outlook is bleak: Restoring fiscal sustainability will require major changes to programs, revenues, and the nation’s health care system. htm. , and M. W. Serafini. 2005. Must it be gloom and doom for the baby boom? National Journal (December 3): 3698–3705. 20 PERSPECTIVES ON THE BOOMERS Kuhn, P. 2003. Effects of population aging on labour market flows in Canada: Analytical issues and research priorities. Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

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