Baby Boomers, the Driving Force

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Landlord-tenant law combines three areas of law; 1.) property law 2.) contract law and 3.) negligence law. Landlord-tenant law combines three areas of law; 1.) property law 2.) contract law and 3.) negligence law. Colleges nation wide have been reporting strong surges in enrollment largely due to baby boomers returning to school. Baby boomers are Americans born between 1946 and 1964. Soldiers returning from WWII caused a rise in the birth rate of the United States, creating a "boom" which is where the term "baby boom" comes from. There were approximately 76 million baby boomers born during that 18 year span. The baby boomer generation is now creating a "boom" in the field of adult education. Enrollment in…show more content…
Courses offered range from wine tasting to making oriental rugs to impressionist painting. The colleges offering the noncredit courses are helping baby boomers secure a higher quality of life in their senior years and a longer period of independence for the retirement years. -3- An AARP study (qtd. in Trachtenberg 2) showed that over 73 percent of baby boomers said that baby boomers will be involved with hobbies or special interests during their retirement. Baby boomers are experiencing a different type of retirement needs than any other generation. Colleges and activity centers now offer activities to please everyone, from flower arranging to ball room dancing to auto mechanics. The decades-long trend of early retirement does not appeal to baby boomers. Economic factors will play a role in baby boomers working beyond the age of 50. Due to the loss of investment in their 401(k) their nest egg is probably gone. As a result of this loss, boomers will need to work longer than they had planned. Medical projections for the baby boomer generation is that they are expected to remain actively fit well into their 80's. (Knable 2). Our aging population of baby boomers will bring many changes to our society. "The increasing presence of senior citizens may present a windfall of sorts for colleges and universities that are alert to the possibilities." (Trachtenberg 1,2). Retiring baby

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