Baby Boomers

Young adulthood, then and now

Lydia R. Anderson | 21 April 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: baby boomers, Baby Boomers, Baby boomers, family values, millennials, Millennials

The huge economic contribution of family caregivers

Shannon Roberts | 31 August 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Baby Boomers, demography, elderly care

How our ageing population influences the economy

Shannon Roberts | 11 August 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing population, Baby Boomers, demography, economics

The rise of the ‘elder orphan’

Shannon Roberts | 22 June 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Baby Boomers, elder orphans, elderly care, United States

Demographic outlook will push French unemployment rate down

Marcus Roberts | 15 May 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Baby boomers, employment, France, retirement age

Should they be driven off the road?

Shannon Roberts | 10 November 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: baby boomers, demography, driving, elderly, laws

Retiring Baby Boomers herald a new era of innovation

Shannon Roberts | 07 October 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: aging population, Baby Boomers, innovation, poverty and technology, youth unemployment

Baby Boomers: An emerging resource?

Shannon Roberts | 07 June 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Baby boomers, Human Resources, Work
The world has become a time poor place. More mothers no longer stay at home, and both women and men often have busy careers. People in general just seem busy somehow. Schools struggle for volunteers for trips – many don’t rely on parent helpers as much as they did in years gone by – and there are less people around to regularly visit the sick or elderly and fill all those little gaps in our communities where simply care and time is needed. Could the aging baby boomers be a new and emerging resource to bless our communities in ways just such as this?

Canadians argue for family taxation

Shannon Roberts | 23 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Baby Boomers, Canada, Family taxation, Replacement Rate
It seems that in Canada tough family finances are getting in the way of people having more children, even though they would actually like to do so. This needs to change if we are to overcome the problem of population aging. What is most interesting, however, is that Canadians would actually like to have more children – so there is the potential for change. The World Values Survey found that the mean ideal number of children for Canadian families was 2.7, compared to the 1.63 they are currently having (the replacement rate is 2.1).

The problem with starting a family today

Mariette Ulrich | 18 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: baby boomers, family values, Gen X, Gen Y
Is it the Boomers’ greed, or is there another reason Gens X and Y are struggling in today’s economy?

Lucky Germany?

Shannon Roberts | 03 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: baby boomers, Germany, Inheritance
With the number of people dying with no children or relatives on the rise, Germany is facing a potentially lucrative conundrum. The State is proving the only heir for a growing number of deceased persons. If this becomes an increasing trend in European countries, could it potentially help taxpayers out of some of their budget woes?

27 amazing things baby boomers have done for humanity

Michael Cook | 31 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: baby boomers, economics
For far too long, people have been dissing the children of the "greatest generation". We need to hear more about their achievements.

Baby Boomers and Stocks

Marcus Roberts | 08 March 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: baby boomers, stock market, Wall Street Journal
A piece in the Wall Street Journal gives more bad news for retiring baby boomers.

Boomer parents: the good news

Mariette Ulrich | 29 September 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: baby boomers, family values, grandparents
A couple of weeks back when I posted a piece about the baby boomers who don’t plan to leave any inheritance to their children, I came down rather hard on that generation.

Boomers planning to take long SKI vacations

Mariette Ulrich | 15 September 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: baby boomers, inheritance
That's SKI as in “Spending the Kids’ Inheritance”.

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