9780199357284-0199357285-Encore Adulthood: Boomers on the Edge of Risk, Renewal, and Purpose

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

ISBN-13: 9780199357284
ISBN-10: 0199357285
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Moen, Phyllis
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 328 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780199357284
ISBN-10: 0199357285
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Moen, Phyllis
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 328 pages

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Acknowledged authors Moen, Phyllis wrote Encore Adulthood: Boomers on the Edge of Risk, Renewal, and Purpose comprising 328 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0199357285 and 9780199357284. Since then Encore Adulthood: Boomers on the Edge of Risk, Renewal, and Purpose textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The Baby Boomer generation is facing a time of heightened uncertainty. Blessed with unprecedented levels of education, health, and life expectancy, many hope to contribute to society after their retirement. Yet they must also navigate ambiguous career exits and retirement paths, as established scripts for schooling, parenting, and careers continue to unravel.

In Encore Adulthood, Phyllis Moen presents the realities of the "encore" life stage - the years between traditional careers and childraising and old age. Drawing on large-scale data sets and interviews with Boomers, HR personnel, and policymakers, this book illuminates the challenges that Boomers encounter as they transition from traditional careers into retirement. Beyond data analysis, Moen discusses the personal impact for Boomers' wellbeing, happiness, and health when they are unable to engage in meaningful work during their encore years, as well as the potential economic loss that would occur when a large, qualified group of people prematurely exit the workforce.

Moen concludes with proposals for a range of encore jobs that could galvanize Boomers to take on desirable and sought-after second acts, emphasizing meaningful work over high-paying jobs and flexibility over long hours. An important analysis of an understudied and new life stage, Encore Adulthood makes an important contribution to the existing scholarship on careers, work, and retirement.

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