Bowling Green State University Summary: Startling new statistics paint a bleak future for the largest generation in history, the baby boomers, as they cross into old age.
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I-Fen Lin, an associate professor of sociology, and Dr. Susan Brown, a professor of sociology and co-director of the NCFMR, found one-third of adults aged are unmarried.
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This represents a more than 50 percent increase sincewhen just 20 percent of middle-aged Americans were unmarried. Most single boomers are divorced or never married.
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In fact, one in three single baby boomers has never been married. Just 10 percent of unmarried boomers are widowed. According to Brown, one in five single baby boomers is living in poverty compared to one in 20 for their married counterparts.
Single boomers are twice as likely to be disabled, but they are also less likely to have health Looking for tall sexy gurl. The marital status of unmarried baby boomers also has ificant repercussions.
In general, divorced boomers have more economic resources and better health than their widowed or never married counterparts.
Of particular concern is the large share of unmarried boomers who have never been married. According to the researchers, the probability of Sexy housewives seeking nsa Rimouski Quebec for the first time during middle age is extremely low, meaning that nearly all of the never married boomers will remain unmarried.
But a growing share of older adults aren't going to have a spouse available to rely on for support. Our figures indicate one in three boomers won't have a spouse who can care for.
And, unmarrieds are less likely to have children who might provide care. These shifting family patterns portend new strains on existing institutional supports for the elderly.
As more singles enter Hot guy hosting now get Murray today adulthood, we as a society may have to reconsider how we care for frail elders. The family may no longer be a viable option for an increasing segment of older adults. Note: Content may be edited for style and length.
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