AirTalk for September 2, 2014

Finding purpose after work: How the boomer generation is redefining retirement

"Unretirement: How Baby Boomers Are Changing The Way We Think About Work, Community, and the Good Life" by Chris Farrell.

While many think of retirement as a destination one arrives at after decades of work, for those in the baby boomer generation, it is often just a beginning.

In the new book, Unretirement,” writer and economics commentator Chris Farrell delves into the phenomenon led by an  estimated 76 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964, who are redefining what it means to live, age, and work.

Many in the group, Farrell finds, are extending their post-retirement working lives as entrepreneurs, contract workers and volunteers, and he examines the societal and economic impact of this new movement.

Guest:

Chris Farrell, writer and contributor to Bloomberg BusinessWeek and the Minneapolis Star Tribune and author of Unretirement (Bloomsbury Press, 2014). He is also economics contributor for the public radio show, Marketplace.

 


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