The Age of Dignity by Ai-jen Poo audiobook

The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America

By Ai-jen Poo
Read by Emily Woo Zeller

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200013609

  • ISBN: 9798200013593

  • ISBN: 9798200013616

Runtime: 5.98 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

By 2035, 11.5 million Americans will be over the age of eighty-five, more than double today’s 5 million, living longer than ever before. To enable all of us to age with dignity and security in the face of this coming Age Wave, our society must learn to value the care of our elders. The process of building a culture that supports care is a key component to restoring the American dream, and, as Ai-Jen Poo convincingly argues, will generate millions of new jobs and breathe new life into our national ideals of independence, justice, and dignity.
At the intersection of our aging population, the fraying safety net, and opportunities for women and immigrants in the workforce, The Age of Dignity maps an integrated set of solutions to address America's new demographic and economic realities.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

This can-do book by an activist seeking to rouse the public into action has a lot to say to anyone who plans on getting old. Kirkus
“Ai-jen Poo’s first book shines a new light on the need for a holistic approach to caregiving in America. A timely and hopeful book, The Age of Dignity holds solutions that lift all boats—strengthening our families, the workforce that supports us, and the nation as a whole.” Maria Shriver, New York Times bestselling author and Peabody and Emmy Award–winning journalist and producer
“An urgent and irresistible book.” Gloria Steinem, New York Times bestselling author
“A strong argument for a cultural and governmental shift toward valuing older citizens and providing them with opportunities for rich, full lives.” Publishers Weekly
“Thoughtful, moving, and relatable.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Ai-jen Poo

Author Bio: Ai-jen Poo

Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and codirector of the Caring Across Generations campaign, is the winner of a 2014 MacArthur “genius” grant. In 2000 she cofounded Domestic Workers United, the New York organization that spearheaded the successful passage of the state’s historic Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010. She was chosen for Newsweek’s 150 Fearless Women list and Time’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 5.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English