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Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher(s): Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Author(s): John B. Shoven

Funder(s): Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Funder(s): Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Topic: Population and demographics (Older people)

Keywords: Economy; Baby Boomers; Economics

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

As baby boomers approach "old age" and life expectancy increases, it is time to re-think the way that we evaluate an individual's age. Let's introduce the concept of inflation-adjusted ages.

This essay appeared in the January/February 2008 issue of Foreign Policy.