Americans at Midlife: Caught between Generations by Rosalie G. Genovese

By Rosalie G. Genovese

Americans at Midlife is an exploration of the center years in the framework of traits within the higher society, together with longer lifestyles expectancy and an getting older inhabitants; alterations in marriage, divorce, and relatives composition; elevated participation of girls within the hard work strength; and the expansion of two-income families.Major pursuits at midlife focus on paintings and careers, present and destiny fiscal health, and making plans for retirement. different significant matters contain relationships with more youthful and older generations: boomerang little ones who depart domestic and go back, and getting older mom and dad, frequently fit and energetic now, who might have care of their later years.The booklet starts with a dialogue of the way demographic and social adjustments impact midlife, by way of chapters on paintings and retirement making plans or searching for the great years, the not-so-empty nest, and getting older mom and dad. A bankruptcy on mid-life girls considers the consequences of mixing paintings and caregiving and increases issues approximately their monetary health, given their longer lifestyles expectancy and infrequently extra constrained assets. The ebook ends with a attention of coverage concerns which could have an effect on midlife sooner or later.

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Couples can prepare individual and joint statements. If you are recently widowed, you might want to Economic Security at Midlife 19 prepare a "Widowhood Statement" (AARP 1988, 37). If you have not done these exercises before, you might find it helpful to consult worksheets and step-bystep advice in books on financial planning like Quinn (1991) and Savage (1991) or guides put out by the AARP (1988, 1991) and the National Center for Women and Retirement Research. Brokerage firms, mutual fund companies, insurance companies and even your employer may provide forms to use in calculating your net worth.

PARENTING AGAIN AT MIDLIFE: RAISING GRANDCHILDREN Others at midlife are taking on the responsibility of raising another generation, perhaps almost from birth. These are the grandparents who thought that phase of their life was finished. About one-half million mid-life and older adults are rearing their children's children in households without a parent present Mid-life Parents and Adult Children 39 (Chalfie 1994, vii). This phenomenon cuts across racial, ethnic and income categories. The median age of these caregivers is 57 years, with the majority between the ages of 45 and 64 years of age.

Helpful information on retirement planning and pensions is available from the U. S. " The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has numerous helpful publications, including Focus Your Future. The Pension Rights Center offers numerous publications and telephone advice. A Women's Pension Policy Consortium, composed of the National Senior Citizens Law Center, the Older Women's League (OWL), and the Pension Rights Center, has prepared material for working women concerning their pension rights and needs.

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