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The next America : boomers, millennials, and the looming generational showdown

Author: Paul Taylor
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Taylor
ISBN: 9781610393508 1610393503
OCLC Number: 862052893
Description: viii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 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 reckoning.
Responsibility: Paul Taylor.

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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.

Examines the vast differences in the economic, demographic, social and political values of the four current living generations, the millennials, gen Xers, baby boomers, and the silent generation.

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"Masterful" --Washington Post "The book's greatest strength lies in its detailed analysis of significant trends--from politics to lifestyle choices--among the four generational groups Read more...

 
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