16 Facts About Baby boomers


In China, Baby boomers lived through the Cultural Revolution and were subject to the one-child policy as adults.

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In Europe and North America, many Baby boomers came of age in a time of increasing affluence and widespread government subsidies in postwar housing and education, and grew up genuinely expecting the world to improve with time.

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The United States Census Bureau defines baby boomers as "individuals born in the United States between mid-1946 and mid-1964".

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Authors William Strauss and Neil Howe, in their 1991 book Generations, define the social generation of boomers as that cohort born from 1943 to 1960, who were too young to have any personal memory of World War II, but old enough to remember the postwar American High before John F Kennedy's assassination.

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Doug Owram argues that the Canadian boom took place from 1946 to 1962, but that culturally, Baby boomers everywhere were born between the late war years and about 1955 or 1956.

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Baby boomers boom occurred in the aftermath of the Korean War, and the government subsequently encouraged people to have no more than two children per couple.

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The baby boomers who chose to remain in the work force after the age of 65 tended to be university graduates, whites, and residents of the big cities.

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That the Baby boomers maintained a relatively high labor participation rate made economic sense because the longer they postpone retirement, the more Social Security benefits they could claim, once they finally retire.

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Baby boomers were a huge demographic cohort, when they entered the workforce they took up all the jobs they could find, including those below their skill levels.

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In China, the baby boomers grew up during the Cultural Revolution, when institutions of higher learning were closed.

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Leading-edge Baby boomers are often associated with the counterculture of the 1960s, the later years of the civil rights movement, and the "second-wave" feminist cause of the 1970s.

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The Baby boomers returning to religion were "usually less tied to tradition and less dependable as church members than the loyalists.

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Baby boomers started entering retirement in the mid-2000s and have already begun withdrawing their investments.

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In 2019, advertising platform Criteo conducted a survey of 1, 000 U S consumers which showed baby boomers were less likely than millennials to purchase groceries online.

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Whereas their predecessors in the twentieth century—the Lost Generation, the Greatest Generation, and the Silent Generation—had to endure severe poverty and world wars, focused on economic stability or simple survival, the Baby Boomers benefited from an economically secure, if not affluent, upbringing and as such tended to be drawn to 'post-materialist' values.

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Baby boomers noted, however, that baby boomers in Australia, New Zealand, Cyprus, Ireland, Iceland, and the United States had enough children so that their nations were not aging as rapidly as other developed and even some developing countries.

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