Journal of Futures Studies

Part I: Oncoming "Leisure Era": How We are Getting There

by Graham T.T. Molitor

Introduction

For decades I have been lecturing and publishing about the onset of an impending leisure era brought about by enormous decreases in work, longer retirements, labor-saving reductions in household chores, advances in health care, onslaught of genetic fixes, extension of life expectancy overall, and other advances that assure continuing increases in “leisure time.” Now retired from the active workforce and living in a retirement community, I have gained new perspectives based on living the role. Conclusions remain the same. An exposition of how this nation got there and what it means is related in this article, the first in a series of two that highlight trends thrusting advanced countries ever closer to a period of time when leisure dominates lifetime activities.(continue…)

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Journal of Futures Studies

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