Baby Boom Begins Essay

Submitted By Mercy-Feeds
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The Baby Boom Begins In this paper, I present the characteristics and experiences of the baby boomers and the generation that followed them, and the characteristics and experiences of the Baby Boomers, Baby Bust (Generation X), Echo Boom (Generation Y), and Millennium Kids (Generation Z). The baby boom was Canada’s defining moment since 1945, because Canada's birthrate ballooned from the end of the Second World War until about 1965, thanks to improving economic conditions and a related trend over the same period toward larger families. The result was a 20-year bulge in the population known as the baby boom, a generation whose demographic influence has shaped Canada's economy and society and continues to do so as its member’s age and move into retirement.
The baby boomers were a persuasive generation that changed political and ethnical views and various academic, cultural, industrial, and political activities. They were living in the times of post-war and have fought for change because they were living in a period of time where the war on inequality was still predominant. Although an official definition of the baby boom does not exist, it generally describes a period of increased birthrates lasting from 1946 to about 1965. The Great Depression of the 1930s had prolonged the decline in Canada's birthrate, as it had in most Western countries. The low point in Canada was reached in 1937, when the gross birthrate was 20.1. Improved economic conditions caused a recovery that began to accelerate during the Second World War. By 1945 the birthrate had risen to 24.3; by 1946 it had jumped to 27.2, and it remained between 27 and 28.5 per 1,000 inhabitants until 1959, after which it began to gradually decline.
First, a larger proportion of adults married, and those who did had more children. Women born between 1911 and 1912 had an average of 2.9 children, whereas those born between 1929 and 1933 had an average of 3.3. These two generations are separated by 20 years. Between the older and the younger, the number of children per woman increased by 13%.
Second, more than half of baby-boom births can be…