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Baby boomers and adult ageing in public policy - the changing relationship between production and consumption (RLeach).pdf

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This paper provides a critical assessment of academic and policy approaches to population ageing with an emphasis on the baby boomer cohort and constructions of late-life identity. It is suggested that policy towards an ageing population has shifted in focus, away from particular social hazards and towards an attempt to re-engineer the meaning of legitimate ageing and social participation in later life. Three themes are identified: constructing the baby boomers as a force for social change, a downward drift of the age associated with 'older people' and a shift away from defining ageing identities through consumption, bacl towards work and production. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications for future social and public policy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Baby boomers, Identity, Consumers, Retirement, Older workers, Resources
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Criminology and Sociology
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2014 15:00
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2019 12:55

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