Baby Boomer Friendships.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Rebecca G. Adams, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: More than a little help from their large networks of friends? Two researchers speculate about their own cohort in old age. Baby boomers will begin entering old age in 2011. They will be the largest and most diverse cohort ever to experience this life-course transition. The sheer number of baby boomers has challenged institutions time after time (Dychtwald, 1990). Despite extensive speculation regarding the political, economic, and social impact that the aging of baby boomers will have on American society, no one has yet hypothesized the nature of their friendships during old age. Given the absence of scientific studies specifically focused on baby boomer friendships, our purpose is to reflect on this topic based on our knowledge of the literature on friendship across the life course (see Blieszner and Adams, 1992) and our own experience as baby boomers.

Additional Information

Publication
Generations: (Journal of the American Society on Aging). 22(1): 70-75
Language: English
Date: 1998
Keywords
Friendship, Baby boomers