What happens when the boomers bust and the Xers and Ys inherit the earth?
In this book Bernard Salt scopes the big questions of where Australian society might be headed in the coming decade. One of the most pressing demographic issues will be the so-called ‘baby bust’. In 2011 baby boomers born in 1946 turned 65; many would have been eligible to receive an age pension. More boomers exiting the workforce than Gen Ys entering the workforce results in a tilting of the population base out of the productive and tax-paying years. This transition will change consumer spending, create new social behaviours, and present tax challenges to the nation. These and other social issues are scoped in this book which would go on to became synonymous with the argument for a Big Australia.