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Millennials and boomers --
Generation gaps --
Battle of the ages? --
Money troubles --
The new immigrants --
Hapa nation --
Whither marriage? --
Nones on the rise --
Living digital --
Getting old --
Empty cradle, gray world --
The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past. America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family structure, our racial and ethnic identity, our gender norms, our religious affiliation, and our technology use. Today's Millennials -- well-educated, tech savvy, underemployed twenty-somethings -- are at risk of becoming the first generation in American history to have a lower standard of living than their parents. Meantime, more than 10,000 Baby Boomers are retiring every single day, most of them not as well prepared financially as they'd hoped. This graying of our population has helped polarize our politics, put stresses on our social safety net, and presented our elected leaders with a daunting challenge: How to keep faith with the old without bankrupting the young and starving the future.
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- Baby boom generation -- United States.
- Generation Y -- United States.
- Conflict of generations -- United States.
- Social change -- United States -- 21st century.
- Generations -- United States.
- United States -- Population.
- Baby boom generation.
- Conflict of generations.
- Generation Y.
- Social change.
- United States.
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