No Golden Years For Boomers?
Half of Americans between the ages of 50 and 70 want to continue to work – or already are working – past the normal retirement age, and many of those individuals say “post-retirement” jobs should offer health benefits.[@@]
The MetLife Foundation, New York, and Civic Ventures, San Francisco, have published figures describing older workers in a report on a new survey of 1,000 Americans in their 50s and 60s.
For the purposes of this survey, researchers classified individuals in their 50s as boomers and individuals in their 60s as “pre-boomers.”
Although some some boomers who retire may choose to become volunteers, boomers probably will be making most of their contributions through paid work, according to Marc Freedman, president of Civic Ventures, San Francisco, an organization that wants to help nonprofit groups find ways to appeal to boomers looking for volunteer positions and new, more flexible paid work.
“Baby boomers will not only invent a new stage of life between the middle years and old age, but a new stage of work,” Freedman says.