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Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

John Ameriks and Olivia S. Mitchell (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

As Baby Boomers are now in their 60s, policymaker and media attention is becoming focused on how this generation will manage during its long period in retirement. This book acknowledges that many, ... More


Who Is That Old Woman?

Ann Burack-Weiss

in The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman's Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231151849
eISBN:
9780231525336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151849.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses the influence of age, period, and cohort effects on the life and writing of the noted women authors who are quoted throughout in the text. A timeline of female authors of the ... More


Encore Adulthood: Boomers on the Edge of Risk, Renewal, and Purpose

Phyllis Moen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199357277
eISBN:
9780199357314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357277.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book describes a new life stage, encore adulthood, sandwiched between conventional adulthood—traditional careers and childrearing—and conventional old age. A time of varied paths in work, ... More


Introduction

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the factors leading to the emergence of the counterculture. It focuses on dempgraphic, economic and technological change and offers an overview of the material to follow.


Religion and Spirituality Across Generations

Vern L. Bengtson, Norella M. Putney, and Susan C. Harris

in Families and Faith: How Religion is Passed Down across Generations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199948659
eISBN:
9780199369867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948659.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Are there generational differences in religion? Do Millennial youth have perceptions of religion and God that are distinctive from Generation Xers or Baby Boomers? This study found generational ... More


I Wish We’d All Been Ready: The Jesus People Fade From View

Larry Eskridge

in God's Forever Family: The Jesus People Movement in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780195326451
eISBN:
9780199344826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326451.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter dissects the various factors that contributed to the gradual erosion and fading away of the Jesus movement in the mid to late 1970s. The growth of the so-called shepherding movement and ... More


God’s Forever Family: The Long-Term Impact of the Jesus People Movement

Larry Eskridge

in God's Forever Family: The Jesus People Movement in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780195326451
eISBN:
9780199344826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326451.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Although the Jesus People movement lasted only about a decade, this chapter argues that it had a major impact on both the evangelical subculture and the larger American society. The growth of what ... More


The Interviewees

Linda A. Mercadante

in Belief without Borders: Inside the Minds of the Spiritual but not Religious

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199931002
eISBN:
9780199367467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931002.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The interviewees are categorized according to age cohorts and types. Although there were few “nones” who volunteered to be interviewed from “The Greatest Generation” (1901?1924), there were many ... More


Are Baby Boomers Aging Better Than Their Predecessors?: Trends in Overweight, Arthritis, and Mobility Difficulty

Suzanne G. Leveille, Christina C. Wee, and Lisa I. Iezzoni (eds)

in Health at Older Ages: The Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability Among the Elderly

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226132310
eISBN:
9780226132327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226132327.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter concentrates on arthritis and mobility-related disabilities, in particular, the trends in the prevalence of being overweight, arthritis, and mobility difficulty among Baby Boomers and ... More


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