31
Oct
09

Baby Boomer


Wanted to get my fundas clarified about this term.

Baby boomer is a term used to describe a person who was born during the demographic Post-World War II baby boom. The end of World War II brought a baby boom to many countries, notably those in Europe, Asia, North America, and Australia.

There are an estimated 77.3 million Americans who were born during this demographic boom in births. Baby Boomers are now middle age and entering senior years. In the economy, many are now retiring and leaving the labor force.

But why a boom?

Before the Baby Boom, there was a period of approximately 20 years in which having children was difficult because of the effects of the Great Depression and World War II. The Baby Boom reflected the sudden removal of economic and social restraints that kept people from starting families. While austerity and restraint were the norms during the stress of the war years, after the war, couples reunited and returned to traditional roles. Returning (mostly male) soldiers re-entered the workforce; many women left wartime work to concentrate on child-bearing and child-rearing. Marriage became again a cultural and career norm for most women, and the result was an increase in the birth rate.

Read up this and this

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