The Younger Old


Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace

Author(s): John B. Shoven

Research Area: Population and demographics

Keywords: Economy; Baby Boomers; Economics

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


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.