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This groundbreaking new book from the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance offers bold solutions, such as long-term care insurance and cultural change to get all of us to value care, which is already at the heart of a movement transforming what it means to grow old in the United States.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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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About the Author

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.