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Borrowing from the Future

A Faith-Based Approach to Intergenerational Equity

Borrowing from the Future

A Faith-Based Approach to Intergenerational Equity

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Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9781441125361
Number of Pages: 240
Published: 28/07/2011
Width: 13.8 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
This is a faith-based exploration of how can we adapt our lifestyles and redirect resources to take account of the challenges that result from increasing longevity. This is a new but pressing issue. The pukka term is 'intergenerational equity' and gerontologists and policy makers have seen it coming for some time. The recession has added to the intensity of the issue, as those in the later stage of life are less likely to be hard hit by changes in relation to pension provision, unemployment and the steep challenge of getting a foot on the property ladder. Societies throughout history have been used to investing in their children, today the worry is the ever rising cost of eldercare. There are profound, but unacknowledged repercussions of the age profile in post-industrial nations that call for re-inventing our life styles and the assumed pursuit of wealth...to the bitter end.

Dr. Ann Morisy

Ann Morisy is a community theologian and the author of the best-selling books Beyond the Good Samaritan and Journeying Out as well as Bothered and Bewildered (published June 2009). She lectures widely and leads workshops, both in the UK and abroad. She writes about issues in a way that people 'find hard to put down', and in a manner that enables them to incorporate the ideas into their practice. Her credentials for writing this book are as follows: 'I've been an objective student of ageing for 25 years, I am now more directly involved in the issue. I am part of the post-war baby boom, which Harold Macmillan suggested 'had never had it so good'; For this and other reasons I am well positioned to say things that might not be possible for those rooted in more conventional familial arrangements.'

... a thoroughly engaging, even riveting, read... This is an important and invigorating book.--Sanford Lakoff

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