’60s generation is heading for conventional old age
October 15, 2008 1 Comment
Britain’s post-war baby boomers, associated throughout their lives with social change, are failing to break new ground in their approach to growing old.
Academic research supported by the Economic and Social Research Council and Arts and Humanities Research Council shows that most members of the baby boom generation – often regarded as the first teenagers of a more affluent consumer society – have modest ideas for their retirement. While some plan substantial projects, particularly in relation to travel or using second homes, most people’s ideas for spending time after retirement retain a traditional pattern – watching television and films, playing records or going for long walks.