Demography and Retirement: The Twenty-First Century


This contributed volume provides a broad-based and in-depth exploration of demographic and related issues facing American society as it anticipates the retirement of the so-called "baby boomers." The work provides a critical examination of the population and labor force projections most commonly used in discussions of retirement in the next century; looks at issues relating to the health and age structure of the population, examining those issues in the context of support mechanisms for retirement income security; and considers the potential lessons to be learned from the experiences of other industrialized societies in dealing with an aging population.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Sylvester J. Schieber
  • Samuel H. Preston
  • Phillip B. Levine
  • Olivia S. Mitchell
  • Alan J. Auerbach
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1993