Series # :
  RERS 1997
Title :
  The Aging Baby Boom: Implications for Employment and Training Programs
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Abstract :
  The post-World War II baby boom generation has had a profound effect on public policy and society at large. At each stage of the life cycle, this generation has changed the demand for public services. The social and policy phenomena associated with the baby boom result from a complex interaction of (a) the sheer numbers of people in this generation, and (b) the coincident occurrence of important events and developments in society and the economy as a whole. As the baby boom generation turns fifty, it is important to reconsider the implications for U.S. employment and training programs. This paper presents background information about the baby boom generation, its characteristics, how it compares to other generations, and factors affecting this cohort.

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The Urban Institute
  • Demetra Smith Nightingale
  • Stacy Poulos
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