By Cheryl Russell
Without the newborn increase, the U.S. will be a distinct position. The Vietnam battle may have lasted longer. Rock and roll will be much less pervasive. The civil rights circulate might have replaced legislation and attitudes extra slowly. yet ladies may be additional forward in task prestige and pay if there have been no child boorr.. Hous ing will be more affordable. The economic climate might have performed greater within the Seventies, and other people now of their 20s, 30s, and 40s will be making extra money. For the earlier 30 years, the newborn increase new release all these born among 1946 and 1964-shook American economics, politics, and tradition. however the complete impression of seven eight PREFACE the infant growth is but to come back as the iteration is simply now gaining the commercial and political energy to de termine occasions. although the newborn increase is a various iteration associated in basic terms by means of its date of start, that hyperlink is important. The gener ation spans 19 years, this means that many boomers ex perience an analogous issues on the similar time-going to col lege, getting a task, marrying, divorcing, deciding to buy a home, beginning a kin. due to this, the newborn growth in fluences what America's companies produce, what the media write approximately, and what the politicans aid. It focuses the nation's awareness on itself; its matters be come the nation's matters. no matter what age the newborn increase is turns into the nation's age.
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Extra resources for 100 Predictions for the Baby Boom: The Next 50 Years
Many baby boomers went to work when jobs were hard to find, when pay eroded rapidly because of inflation, when divorce meant more women were raising children alone, and when government benefits to children fell. Nevertheless, most baby boomers believe they are doing well. In fact, 74% of baby-boom men and 70% of baby-boom women say they are as well off as or better off than their parents were when they left their parents' homes, according to a survey by The Conference Board. 35 Perhaps that's because a majority of baby boomers believe they have more opportunities than their parents.
Only 8% of married couples are poor, but over half of the babyboom women who head families alone live in poverty. Many baby boomers went to work when jobs were hard to find, when pay eroded rapidly because of inflation, when divorce meant more women were raising children alone, and when government benefits to children fell. Nevertheless, most baby boomers believe they are doing well. In fact, 74% of baby-boom men and 70% of baby-boom women say they are as well off as or better off than their parents were when they left their parents' homes, according to a survey by The Conference Board.
And the congenial social group of the baby boomers was decidedly uncongenial toward anyone aged 30 and older. The leading edge of the baby boom spurred a massive rebellion against authority. It is not surprising that such a generation arose from the rigid world of the 1950s. First, the sheer numbers of baby boomers created a powerful teenage subculture. Businesses exploited the huge market, offering teens music and clothes that defied parental authority and the conformity of their parents' world.