POSTED APRIL 13, 2013

    “There’s been some thought that if we can hang on to boomers longer, we can hang on to their intellectual capital. If we’re having a population now that’s going to be disabled, that definitely is going to impact the sheer number of available workers.”

    – Terri Rhodes, coalition’s manager of education programs, JAMA Internal Medicine

    A recent article talks about the state of health of the baby boomer generation published in BloombergBusinessWeek. In the article it discusses a number of ways that aging boomers are worse off than their predecessors. This is a serious matter considering the monumental size of this generation. According to BBHQ.com , in 1957, 4,300,000 million boomers were born, just in that one year let alone all years that followed until the early 1960’s when that generation came to an end. Boomers today represent 28% of the U.S. population. But in 1964, they represented about 40% of the population. In other words, in 1964 more than a third of the population was under 19 years old! No wonder the baby boomers attracted so much attention.

    Another boomer turns 50 every 7 seconds. So, over 4,000,000 will turn 50 in 2013.

    Read the BloombergBusinessWeek article.

    Reference: BBHQ.com BloombergBusinessWeek

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