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Encyclopedia > Baby boomers

A baby boom is defined as a period of increased birth rates relative to surrounding generations. Thus, a baby boomer refers to an individual born during such a time period. As a result of baby booms, there exists substantive economic development, as the children born require such items as food and clothes. This in turn can create a job market to meet the demands of the society.

The term is most often used to reference 'the' baby boom in the United States, namely the time after World War II, when the soldiers returned to their wives to start families (1946 - 1964)

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Usage examples

  • BBC report on pensioners (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3659996.stm)
Preceded by:
Silent Generation
1925 – 1945
Baby Boomers
1946 – 1964
Succeeded by:
Generation X
1965 – 1981

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Baby Boomer-Magazine Online - Complete Resource for the Baby Boomer Generation (623 words)
Baby Boomers are making plans for when we will move into retirement, which includes transforming the old homestead into our ideal retirement space.
A Baby Boomer is someone who was born between the years 1946 and 1964 - now between the ages of 42 and 60.
Compared to their parents, the Baby Boomer Generation is economically optimistic.
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