If the old dream of the Golden Years was once the Freedom from Work, the dream of this new wave is the Freedom to Work—in new ways, on new terms, to new ends. As their numbers start to swell, these individuals hold the potential not only to turn out to be work in The usa, but to create a society that balances the joys and responsibilities of contribution across the generations—in other words, one that works better for everyone.
Encore: Finding Work that Matters in the Second Half of Life
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The movement of millions of sixty-somethings into a new phase in their working lives constitutes probably the most significant social trends in this country in nearly half a century. Encore describes the competing visions for work that are already lining up to capture the hearts and minds, and the time, of waves of baby boomers who don’t seem to be content, or affluent enough, to spend their next twenty or thirty years at the golf course. Baby boomers are on the lookout for a calling in the second one half of life; they’re moving beyond midlife yet refusing to phase out or fade away.