Source: Koerber StiftungDie baby boomers are not only the largest Generation in Germany, they also have qualitatively unique experiences: they are shaped by social processes of Modernisation, Education progress and a lasting economic recovery. Your experience and qualifications you will be able to continue to in the society. But your retirement also provides the municipalities with challenges: The prosperity of rural regions is at risk, small and medium-sized enterprises will be a shortage of skilled workers and craft and often even successor.Offers for flexible transition periods in the pension or job fairs can be starting points, so Karin Haist, Körber-Stiftung, responsible for the projects Demographic opportunities for the future. New residential concepts are in demand, when the baby boomers aging as a typical “Suburbanisierer” in the settlements of the 70s and 80s and increasingly isolated. Another Problem: old-age poverty. Straight women, which have long worked only part-time, but also migrants have a higher risk to be affected by it.The journal “Alternative municipal policy” (ACP) shows the way of green and alternative local policy and is aimed at decision-makers in politics, administration and associations.the article by Karin Haist in the “ACP” 1/2019zum thesis paper “The baby boomers retire” (PDF)
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