How Baby Boomers Will Revolutionize Retirement and Transform America
By (author) Marc Freedman
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Prime Time by Marc Freedman
Book DescriptionOver the next three decades, the number of Americans over fifty will double, swelling to more than a quarter of the population. Already we are living thirty years longer than a century ago, with further gains expected in the coming years. The end result is a new stage of life, one as long or longer than childhood or middle age in duration, and one spent in unprecedented good health. Yet, as individuals, and as a society, we've shown little imagination or wisdom in using this great gift of a third age. Marc Freedman identifies the new longevity as not a problem to be solved, but an opportunity to be seized-provided we can engage the experience, talent, and idealism of older Americans. At a juncture when the middle-generation faces a time-famine, struggling to simultaneously raise kids and work long hours on the job, the older generation is awash in free time, poised to succeed women as the trustees of civic life in this country. In the process they stand to find new meaning and purpose in their lives, and abandon the limbo-like state unfulfilling for so many older individuals. Freedman argues that the aging phenomenon, the massive transformation that many portray as our downfall, may in fact be our best hope for renewal as a nation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781586481209
(210mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 29-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marc Freedman
Big Shift, Paperback (April 2012)
"An invaluable and inspiring read"* offering a new perspective to people entering their 50s, 60s, and 70s asking the question: What's next? (*Wall Street Journal)
Encore, Paperback (September 2008)
The boomers are rejecting conventional notions of retirement and crossing into a new stage of work-and their energy could transform what work means for all Americans
Kindness of Strangers, Paperback (January 1999)» View all books by Marc Freedman
A vivid portrayal of the much-celebrated mentoring movement in America.
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Author Biography - Marc Freedman
Marc Freedman is the founder and president of Civic Ventures, the former vice-president of Public/Private Ventures, and author of The Kindness of Strangers. A former Visiting Fellow at King's College, University of London, and recipient of the Atlantic Fellowship in Public Policy, he now lives in San Francisco, California.
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