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Interlocking Careers of Older Workers and their Children—Issue Brief

by Stephen Sweet & Mary Johggerst

Issue Brief 14, The Interlocking Careers of Older Workers and Their Adult Children, explores the intergenerational transfer of resources from older workers to their adult children, and the changes in this relationship that occur as the retirement age increases. The authors discuss cultural and demographic/generational factors influencing these changes in addition to the implications for workers, their children, employers, the economy, and social policy. An aging workforce creates greater intergenerational overlap, creating issues for generational turnover and relationships.

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