Informational Resources

Below are various types of informational resources related to Baby Boomers, as a generation, and more specific issue-oriented resources. All documents are in pdf and can be downloaded.

Baby Boomers (short, summary articles)

Part I : Baby Boomers -- Just  Another Generation? (Barnes/SDSU, 2007) (pdf)

Part II : A Generational Tsunami (Barnes/SDSU, 2007) (pdf)

Part III : Baby Boomers -- A 2008 Update (Barnes/SDSU, 2008) (pdf)

The Baby Boomer Political Agenda (Barnes/SDSU, 2009) (pdf)

Who was the First Baby Boomer? (Barnes/SDSU, 2009) (pdf)

Will Baby Boomers Save the World? (Barnes/SDSU, 2009) (pdf)

Update: Baby Boomer Health Challenges (Barnes/SDSU, 2009) (pdf)

Reward Older Workers With What They Really Want (Hewlett /Havard Business.org, 2009) (pdf)

You Are What You Eat and Drink (Barnes/SDSU, 2009) (pdf)

Help! We're Aging... (Barnes/SDSU, 2010) (pdf)

The Future of the American Workforce (Barnes/SDSU, 2010) (pdf)

Different Ways of Aging (Barnes/SDSU, 2010) (pdf)

Human Aging: 21 Universal Aging Events All Adults Will Experience (Barnes/SDSU, 2009) (pdf)

The Aging Human Brain (Barnes/SDSU, 2010) (pdf)

Retiring Retirement (Barnes/SDSU, 2010) (pdf)

Retirement -- Are You Ready?(Barnes/SDSU, 2010) (pdf)

Baby Boomer Vegetarians (Barnes/SDSU, 2010) (pdf)

Baby Boomer Sex and Romance (Barnes/SDSU, 2010) (pdf)

Diet Is Just A Four-Letter Word (Barnes/SDSU, 2010) (pdf)

Third Age - The Golden Years of Adulthood (Barnes/SDSU, 2011) (pdf)

Fourth Age - The Final Years of Adulthood (Barnes/SDSU, 2011) (pdf)

 

Baby Boomer Generational Research (major surveys and studies)

2010 Del Webb Baby Boomer Survey (Del Webb, 2010) (pdf)

Counting Down the Top 10 Boomer Myths (Focalyst, 2008) (pdf)

The Economic Slowdown's Impact on Middle-Aged and Older Americans (Love/AARP, 2008) (pdf)

Then and Now: Understanding Boomers' Evolving Perspectives (Focalyst, 2008) (pdf)

More than Just Language: A Look at Diversity Among Hispanic Boomers (Part I) (Focalyst, 2008) (pdf)

More than Just Language: A Look at Diversity Among Hispanic Boomers (Part II) (Focalyst, 2008) (pdf)

Sharing Their Good Fortune: Boomers and Giving Back (Focalyst, 2008) (pdf)

Matures 62+ on the Internet: An Overlooked Audience (Focalyst, 2008) (pdf)

Boomers Ready to Launch (MetLife, 2007) (pdf)

Older Workers: Some Best Practices for Engaging and Retaining Older Workers (Government Accountability Office, 2007)

Employers Lukewarm to Older Workers (Eschtruth, Sass & Aubry, Center for Retirement Research, 2007) (pdf)

The Boomer Elite: A Brief Overview of One of Today's Most Coveted Markets (Focalyst, 2007) (pdf)

Employer Attitudes Towards Older Workers (Munnel, Sass & Soto/Center for Retirement Research, 2006) (pdf)

Comparing Boomers' and Their Elders' Wealth at Midlife (AARP, 2005) (pdf)

Boomer and 50+ Brand Loyalty (Focalyst, 2005) (pdf)

Reinventing Aging: Baby Boomers and Civic Engagement (Harvard School of Public Health & MetLife, 2004) (pdf)

 

Baby Boomers and Retirement

Who is Ready for Retirement, How Ready, and How Can We Know? (Korczyk/AARP, 2008) (pdf)

Retirement Vulnerability of New Retirees: The Likelihood of Outliving Their Assets (Ernst & Young, 2008) (pdf)

Boomers at the Bottom: How Will Low-Income Boomers Cope with Retirement? (Butrica, Toder & Toohey/Urban Institute & AARP, 2008) (pdf)

The Recent Trend Towards Later Retirement (Friedberg/Center for Retirement Research, 2007) (pdf)

Employer Survey: 1 of 4 Boomers Won't Retire Because They Can't (Munnel, Sass & Aubry/Center for Retirement Research, 2007) (pdf)

Why Do Boomers Plan To Work So Long? (Mermin, Johnson & Murphy/Center for Retirement Research, 2006) (pdf)

Retirement Challenges in the 21st Century (Government Accountability Office, 2006) (pdf)

Retirement of Baby Boomers is Unlikely to Precipitate Dramatic Decline in Market Returns, But  Broader Risks Threaten Retirement Security (Government Accountability Office, 2006) (pdf)

Baby Boomers Envision Retirement II: Key Findings (AARP, 2004) (pdf)

 

Baby Boomers and Health

Diet Is Just A Four-Letter Word (Barnes/SDSU, 2010) (pdf)

Human Aging: 21 Universal Aging Events All Adults Will Experience (Barnes/SDSU, 2009) (pdf)

Older Americans 2008 -- Key Indicators of Well-Being (Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, 2008)

State of Mental Health and Aging in America (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 2008) (pdf)

State of Mental Health and Aging in America: Depression as a Public Health Issue (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 2008) (pdf)

Baby Boomers: The Gloomiest Generation (Pew Research, 2008) (pdf)

 

Baby Boomers and Education

Encore Colleges (Bank, MetLife Foundation/Civic Ventures, 2008) (pdf)

Pathways to Encore Careers (MetLife Foundation/Civic Ventures, 2008) (pdf)

Encore Career Survey (MetLife Foundation/Civic Ventures, 2008) (pdf)

 

Baby Boomers Sex and Romance

Sex at Midlife and Beyond (Barnes/SDSU, 2010) (pdf)

Sex, Romance, and Relationships: AARP Survey of Midlife and Older Adults (AARP, 2010) (pdf)

Love, Actually: A National Survey of Adults 18+ on Love, Relationships, and Romance (AARP, 2009) (pdf)

Sexuality at Midlife and Beyond: 2004 Update of Attitudes and Behaviors (AARP, 2005) (pdf)

AARP/Modern Maturity Sexuality Study (AARP, 1999) (pdf)

 

Baby Boomers and Aging

The Aging Human Brain (Barnes/SDSU, 2010) (pdf)

Mapping the Growth of Older Americans (Frey/The Brookings Institution, 2007) (pdf)

Suburbs are Graying Faster than Big Cities (Roberts/The New York Time, 2007)

Getting Older and Looking Good: The Realities About Aging Naturally (Focalyst, 2007) (pdf)

Older Americans Update 2006 (Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, 2006) (pdf)

Data Sources on Older Americans 2006 (Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, 2006) (pdf)

Boomers Turning 60 (AARP, 2006) (pdf)

The State of 50+ in America (AARP, 2006) (pdf)

The State of Aging and Health in America, 2004 (Centers for Disease Control/Merck Institute of Aging & Health, 2004) (pdf)

The Aging of Aquarius: The Baby Boom Generation Matures (The Segal Company, 2001) (pdf)