Includes bibliographical references (pages -235) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Work long and prosper -- A cause for celebration -- Practical idealism at work -- The only thing we have to fear is fearmongering -- The vanguard of the 25/65 revolution -- The movement against old age stereotypes -- Retirement, a brief history of a radical idea -- the rise of mass retirement -- Rewriting the social compact -- The Us generation -- Third-age entrepreneurs -- Aging boomers on the job -- Planning for unretirement -- The economic possibilities for grandparents -- Appendix. DIY research.
"The old idea of 'retirement'--a word that means withdrawal, describing a time when people gave up productive employment and shrank their activities--was a short-lived historical anomaly. Humans have always found meaning and motivation in work and community, Farrell notes, and the boomer generation, poised to live longer in better health than any before, is already discovering unretirement: extending their working lives, often with new careers, entrepreneurial ventures, and volunteer service. Their experience, wisdom--and importantly, their continued earnings--will enrich the American workplace, treasury, and our whole society in the decades to come"--Amazon.com.