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A baby boom is any period of greatly increased birth rate during a certain period, and usually within certain geographical bounds. Persons born during such a period are often called baby boomers. Some contest the general conventional wisdom that baby booms signify good times and periods of general economic growth and stability, but this is a controversial position that ignores much of the well-documented historical record from the 1500s to present.[citation needed] Map of the Earth Geography (from the Greek words Geo (γη) or Gaea (γαια), both meaning Earth, and graphein (γραφειν) meaning to describe or to writeor to map) is the study of the earth and its features, inhabitants, and phenomena. ... A baby boomer is a person born between 1946 and 1964 in Canada or the United States. ...


The term baby boom most often refers to the dramatic post-World War II baby boom (notice the rate of change on the chart below). However, the term remains a general demographic one and is also applicable to other similar population expansions. As is often the case with a big war, after the end of World War II many countries around the globe, notably those of Europe, Asia, North America, and Australasia experienced a baby boom. ... Map of countries by population Population growth showing projections for later this century Demography is the statistical study of human populations. ...


Recent baby boom periods include:

Number of births in the United States, 1934 to present

As is often the case with a big war, after the end of World War II many countries around the globe, notably those of Europe, Asia, North America, and Australasia experienced a baby boom. ... Generation Y is a term that designates a cohort of people born immediately after Generation X. It is one of several terms (including The Millennials and the The Internet Generation) used to describe the same group. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (964x512, 8 KB) This is a PNG version made from the original GIF. Licensing information is from there, and the licence is the same. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (964x512, 8 KB) This is a PNG version made from the original GIF. Licensing information is from there, and the licence is the same. ...

Other uses

Babyboom is the name of the acoustic reggae/folk side project of Manchester ska punk band Sonic Boom Six. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Folk music can have a number of different meanings, including: Traditional music: The original meaning of the term folk music was synonymous with the term Traditional music, also often including World Music and Roots music; the term Traditional music was given its more specific meaning to distinguish it from the... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sonic Boom Six are a four-piece band from Manchester, UK with Barney in them. ...


See also

A baby boom is defined as a period of increased birth rates relative to surrounding generations. ... Generation (From the Greek γιγνμαι), also known as procreation, is the act of producing offspring. ... Generations: Baby Boomers, their Parents & their Children is a 1997 book by Hugh Mackay describing three Australian generations William Strauss and Neil Howe, in their books Generations (ISBN 0-688-11912-3) (1992) and The Fourth Turning, divide Anglo-American history into saecula, or seasonal cycles of history. ... A population pyramid is two back-to-back bar graphs, one showing the number of males and one showing females in a particular population in five-year age groups (also called cohorts). ...

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Baby boom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (225 words)
Some contest the general conventional wisdom that baby booms signify good times and periods of general economic growth and stability, but this is a controversial position that ignores much of the well-documented historical record from the 1500s to present.
The term Baby Boom most often refers to the dramatic post-World War II baby boom (notice the rate of change on the chart below), with the term Baby Boomer referring to the persons born during that iconic era.
Echo baby boom (Generation Y) (1978ā€“1992), the children of the post-WWII baby boomers.
baby boomer: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (2040 words)
The Baby Boom is the iconic term widely used to refer to the American population and culture in particular, as post WW II demographics across the world did not mirror the sustained growth in American families over the same interval.
Baby Boomers grew up in a new world quasi-dominated by American Military might, where the bad guys were known to be socialists and communists, during a cold war where researchers lead to today's computer driven world, which if glimpsed then would have been scoffed at as poor science fiction.
To date, baby boomers also have the highest median household incomes in the United States.[1] There are early boomers that the generation is identified by, and late boomers who did not experience the 1960s and were not subject to the military draft.
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