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The Resource The lucky few : between the greatest generation and the baby boom, Elwood Carlson

The lucky few : between the greatest generation and the baby boom, Elwood Carlson

Label
The lucky few : between the greatest generation and the baby boom
Title
The lucky few
Title remainder
between the greatest generation and the baby boom
Statement of responsibility
Elwood Carlson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Born during the Great Depression and World War Two (1929 - 1945) - between the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boom - an entire generation has slipped between the cracks of history. Yet behind the scenes, these Lucky few became the first American generation smaller than the one before them, and the luckiest generation of Americans ever. As children they experienced the most stable intact parental families in the nation's history. Lucky Few women married earlier than any other generation of the century and helped give birth to the Baby Boom, yet also gained in education compared to earlier generations. Lucky Few men made the greatest gains of the century in schooling, earned veterans benefits like the Greatest Generation but served mostly in peacetime with only a fraction of the casualties, came closest to full employment, and spearheaded the trend toward earlier retirement. More than any other generation, Lucky Few men advanced into professional and white-collar jobs while Lucky Few women concentrated in the clerical "pink-collar ghetto." Even in retirement and old age the Lucky Few remain in the right place at the right time. Here is their story, and the story of how they haw affected other recent generations of Americans before and since."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carlson, Elwood
Dewey number
304.609043
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN33.5
LC item number
.C38 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Demographic anthropology
  • Generations
  • Social ecology
  • Social history
  • Economic history
Label
The lucky few : between the greatest generation and the baby boom, Elwood Carlson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who are the Lucky Few? -- American generations of the twentieth century -- Unlikely origins -- Growing up golden -- Peacetime patriots -- High road to money and power -- At the heart of the Silent majority -- The Lucky Few in black and white -- The best time to retire -- Could it happen again?
Control code
227033964
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 216 pages
Isbn
9781402088506
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008927893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)227033964
Label
The lucky few : between the greatest generation and the baby boom, Elwood Carlson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who are the Lucky Few? -- American generations of the twentieth century -- Unlikely origins -- Growing up golden -- Peacetime patriots -- High road to money and power -- At the heart of the Silent majority -- The Lucky Few in black and white -- The best time to retire -- Could it happen again?
Control code
227033964
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 216 pages
Isbn
9781402088506
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008927893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)227033964

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