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Articles by Todd Henneman

The Age of Employer Paternalism

March 15, 2012
Employers in the 1950s sought lifelong employees and competed for talent by promising employment stability and long-term financial security, says Nelson Lichtenstein, professor of history at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
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The Birth of the Golden Years

March 15, 2012
Medical advances in the 1950s meant that large numbers of Americans were reaching so-called “old age,” defined by Social Security as age 65 and above, a notable change from 1900 when life expectancy was 47.
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