The Age of Dignity
The Age of Dignity
Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America
Ai-Jen Poo

By 2035, 11.5 million Americans will be over the age of eighty-five, more than double today's 5 million, living longer than ever before. To enable all of us to age with dignity and security in the face of this coming Age Wave, our society must learn to value the care of our elders. The process of building a culture that supports care is a key component to restoring the American dream, and, as Ai-Jen Poo convincingly argues, will generate millions of new jobs and breath new life into our national ideals of independence, justice, and dignity.

This groundbreaking new book from the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance offers bold solutions, such as long-term care insurance and cultural change to get all of us to value care, which is already at the heart of a movement transforming what it means to grow old in the United States. At the intersection of our aging population, the fraying safety net, and opportunities for women and immigrants in the workforce, The Age of Dignity maps an integrated set of solutions to address America’s new demographic and economic realities.

Title The Age of Dignity
Subtitle Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America
Author Ai-Jen Poo
Publisher New Press, The
Title First Published 03 February 2015
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 176 p.
ISBN-10 1620970384
ISBN-13 9781620970386
Publication Date 03 February 2015
Main content page count 176
Weight 32 oz.

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