Older Americans

a changing market

Author: New Strategist Publications, Inc

Publisher: New Strategist Pubns Inc

ISBN: 9781885070500

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

View: 9015



Rural Housing, Exurbanization, and Amenity-Driven Development

Contrasting the 'Haves' and the 'Have Nots'

Author: Professor David Marcouiller,Professor Mark Lapping,Professor Owen Furuseth

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409488888

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 4946


Rural America is progressing through a dramatic and sustained post-industrial economic transition. For many, traditional means of household sustenance gained through agriculture, mining and rustic tourism are giving way to large scale corporate agriculture, footloose and globally competitive manufacturing firms, and mass tourism on an unprecedented scale. These changes have brought about an increased presence of affluent amenity migrants and returnees, as well as growing reliance on low-wage, seasonal jobs to sustain rural household incomes. This book argues that the character of rural housing reflects this transition and examines this using contemporary concepts of exurbanization, rural amenity-based development, and comparative distributional descriptions of the "haves" and the "have nots". Despite rapid in-migration and dramatic changes in land use, there remains a strong tendency for communities in rural America to maintain the idyllic small-town myth of large-lot, single-family home-ownership. This neglects to take into account the growing need for affordable housing (both owner-occupied and rental properties) for local residents and seasonal workers. This book suggests that greater emphasis be placed in rural housing policies that account for this rapid social and economic change and the need for affordable rural housing alternatives.

Transcultural Marketing

Author: Marye Tharp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317507487

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 402

View: 759


Because American consumers transmigrate between social identities in expressing their values and affiliations, marketers must apply transcultural marketing methods and offer a cultural values proposition to build long-term customer relationships. This unique book weaves these topics into profiles of 9 influential American subcultures currently shaping their members marketplace choices.

Theft of a Nation

Wall Street Looting and Federal Regulatory Colluding

Author: Gregg Barak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442207809

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

View: 3841


Theft of a Nation is a powerful criminological examination of Wall Street’s recent financial meltdown. Through the lenses of white collar crime and victimology, the book presents a critical assessment of the economic and political elites who were responsible, shows how Americans were victimized, and assesses the resulting regulation.

The Older Worker and the Changing Labor Market

New Challenges for the Workplace

Author: Judith G Gonyea

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317993578

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

View: 3446


As the country’s workforce ages, the changing labor market must address unique challenges as well as surprising opportunities. This book presents leading scholars and researchers providing valuable insights into the challenges facing older workers in the contemporary workplace as well as offering perspectives on the demands presently being placed on employers to adapt to and accommodate the needs of these workers. The book focuses on the analysis of current trends in older workers, work, family, and personal life issues, and ways to transform today’s workplace to value older workers. This book offers practitioners the opportunity to fully grasp the current situation for older workers by presenting the latest research. This helpful resource provides professionals with best practices and innovative approaches to support aging employees. The volume is extensively referenced and contains several tables to clearly present data. It is a valuable text for employers, human resources professionals, employee assistance programs, work/family professionals, gerontologists and aging studies professionals, educators, and students. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health.

The Baby Boom

Americans Born 1946 To 1964

Author: Cheryl Russell,New Strategist Press,The New Strategist Editors,New Strategist Publications, Inc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781940308876

Category: Baby boom generation

Page: 434

View: 7647


After more than six decades of breaking the rules established by their elders, the Baby-Boom generation and older Americans are one and the same. In 2014, Boomers spanned the ages from 50 to 68, accounting for 24 percent of the total U.S. population and 71 percent of the population aged 50 or older. The eighth edition of The Baby Boom: Americans Born 1946 to 1964 includes in its pages, for the first time, a statistical profile of the U.S. population aged 50 or older-absorbing the New Strategist reference book Older Americans: A Changed Market into one volume. Boomers already dominate the older...

Religion in a Free Market

Religious and Non-religious Americans : Who, What, Why, where

Author: Barry Alexander Kosmin,Ariela Keysar

Publisher: Paramount Market Publishing

ISBN: 9780976697367

Category: Religion

Page: 299

View: 1045


150 charts and tables documenting every aspect of adult Americans by their religious traditions and ethnicity, including age, income, gender, marital status,etc.

Older Americans, Vital Communities

A Bold Vision for Societal Aging

Author: W. Andrew Achenbaum

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801887682

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 447


This thought-provoking work grapples with the vast range of issues associated with the aging population and challenges people of all ages to think more boldly and more creatively about the relationship between older Americans and their communities. W. Andrew Achenbaum begins by exploring the demographics of our aging society and its effect on employment and markets, education, health care, religion, and political action. Drawing on history, literature, and philosophy, Achenbaum focuses on the way health care and increases in life expectancy have transformed late life from a phase characterized by illness, frailty, and debility to one of vitality, productivity, and spirituality. He shows how this transformation of aging is beginning to be felt in programs and policies for aging persons, as communities focus more effort on lifelong learning and extensive civic engagement. Concerned that his own undergraduate students are too focused on the immediate future, Achenbaum encourages young people to consider their place in life's social and chronological trajectory. He calls on baby boomers to create institutional structures that promote productive, vital growth for the common good, and he invites people of all ages to think more boldly about what they will do with the long lives ahead of them.