Report on GLBT Baby Boomers

by HRC Staff

HRC Family Project, Dec. 18, 2006

A new study shows that GLBT baby boomers are more concerned than their straight counterparts about financial stability, personal support, and end-of-life legal issues. Most worry they will outlive their income and about a quarter fear discrimination.

One in five survey respondents said they were unsure who would care for them when they needed care, although more than three-quarters expect to be caregivers to someone else. Three-quarters are afraid they will not be able to care for themselves and half are concerned about being dependent on others. One half of the respondents have not prepared their wills, living wills, powers of attorney, or other legal directives.

The report, Out and Aging: The MetLife Study of Lesbian and Gay Baby Boomers, was produced by MetLife's Mature Market Institute and the Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network of the American Society of Aging. Zogby International conducted the online survey of 1000 GLBT people, ages 40 to 61.
Download: Out and Aging: The MetLife Study of Lesbian and Gay Baby Boomers [PDF]

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