The Silver Tsunami Meets the Honor Commandment

Amy Ziettlow, Family Studies, 5/13/2014

As 76 million Baby Boomers approach old age, the coming "Silver Tsunami" will change how we think about the elderly, illness, and the end of life. The Baby Boomers' high rates of divorce, remarriage, and single parenthood, their decreased birthrate, and their geographic mobility signal profound changes in the traditional elder care script. What role will the Honor Commandment play in this care?

Subjects: Death/dying, Family

More by: Amy Ziettlow


Institute for American Values, 420 Lexington Avenue, Room 300, New York, NY 10170-0399