In 1954 a record birthrate, a low death rate, and an influx of 144,000 immigrants created the largest one-year population gain in U.S. history. (Thomson Gale) In the United States, the term Baby Boomers commonly applied to people with birth years after World War II and before the Vietnam War. A large part of the cause of the Baby Boom was an after effect of World War II where the bombed out cities and fractured economies increased the needs for goods and services in unprecedented peacetime amounts. America cranked up the exports and supplied the "free world" with goods to rebuild its own economies. Furthermore, in the U.S. the G.I.
The Baby Boomers which is consider the most influential generation in the history of United States (Baby Boomers magazine). This is the generation that born between 1946 and 1964. The Boomers is a generation mark by the end of the world world II. They receive this name due to the fast increase birth rate that occurred during this time, according to CNN,they are the largest generation born in American history. In 1946 after the post war 3,411,000 babies born in united states(CNN).
Introduction The American society of today strongly values and caters to Generation X with advertising, product development and societal norms perpetuating the idea and values of a youthful society; however, a revolution may be around the corner. Just as the baby boomers “caused a social revolution in the late ‘60s” (Barr, 1999, par. 2), they may cause a millennium social revolution that embraces aging and generates changes in geriatric services. Baby boomers account for a significant number of our population. During the post World War II era, sociologists noted a significant rise in “number and rate of births to women aged 15-44” (Morgan, 1998, p. 10) from 1946 until 1964.
Over the years more and more migrant families have taken residence in the USA. Now the Hispanic population is the largest minority group in America (SOURCE). As the amount of migrant children has increased, so has the need to incorporate these children into the local school systems so that they might have a chance to catch up with other children of their own age. Since the sheer number of migrant children, primarily of Spanish speaking countries, has increased so rapidly, the need for transitional English language proficiency programs has become more vital to the long term success of educating migrant children. According to J. Wirt, a writer for the National Center for Education Statistics, in general, Hispanic-Americans have a higher dropout rate from school and attain lower levels of education that non-Hispanics (Wirt, 2000, pg.
Bill provided for an unprecedented number of American soldiers to be able to have access to a college education, which would enable them to move up the economic ladder. The returning soldiers from World War II led to a boom in the construction industry as now more Americans than ever would have access to the “American Dream of Home Ownership.” America flourished economically in early part of the 1960’s. The thriving economy led to the establishment of the “American Middle Class.” Manufacturing workers benefited during these times as hourly wages had tripled in comparison to the start of WWII. However, the economy was also changing as the workforce was generally moving from a “Blue Collar Society” that stemmed from a manufacturing base, to a “White Collar Society” where education and other higher level training programs were being rewarded as the American economy was evolving. This particular era in American history is regarded as the most significant period with relations to the “Civil Rights Movement.” As noted by the authors of The Liberal Hour (Mackenzie and Weisbrot) the “Civil Rights Movement” started peacefully at a Woolworth’s Department Store lunch counter in Greensboro, NC on February 01, 1960.
According to studies, the number of immigrants will rise from 1.4 million per year in 2005 to approximately 2.1 million per year by 2050. In my opinion, majority of immigrant families are larger in number. Therefore the birth rates of 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation immigrants will play important role in this significant increase. In addition, the golden promise of our land of opportunity will continue to be a factor. Many families wil... ... middle of paper ... ...er young Latino men in my community.
Advertisements also stressed family life. In result, over 607 million kids were born during this specific time period making baby boomers the largest age group in Canada. As the babies boomed, so did Canada’s economy. After dealing with work stoppage by labour unions, inflation, rationing and other difficulties in postwar year, baby boomers caused economic growth in the country. Baby boomers got the economy switched from machine gun making to production for baby products.
Up-to-date consumer research helps companies target specific categories of boomers and develop products that take advantage of the changes in this important generation. Tracking Baby Boomers such as their consumption patterns, voting preferences and annual income has preoccupied demographic forecasters ever since this huge generation came on the scene in postwar America. There is no doubt that the approximately 78 million Boomers, born between 1946 and 1965, and still represent the huge demographic market segments. Now in middle age and in their prime earning years, Baby Boomers' economic influence is reaching its peak and, as in the past, the group continues to shatter the precedents set by earlier age groups: Boomers are... ... middle of paper ... ... parents, who suffered deprivations during World War II and vowed to give their children the things they didn't have. As teenagers, they experienced the new freedoms and conveniences of the 1960s and '70s everything from civil rights to TV dinners to souped-up American cars.
Growing at 3,000,000 per year, U.S. population is expected to approach half a billion people in 50 years. A number of factors drive this growth. At the most basic level, it is because far more people are born each year than die. Advances in nutrition and health care have increased survival rates and longevity for much of the world, and shifted the balance between births and deaths. The demands of increasing population magnify demands for natural resources, clean air and water, as well as access to wilderness areas.
The increased population resulted in an echo of births 20 years later, when the baby boom children came to child birthing age (Yang). In addition, starting in 1953 China started promoting family planning, finally implementing the one-child policy in September of 1980 (Naughton 168). The baby boom, along with its echo and the one-child policy lead to a compressed and accelerated demographic transition than most countries experience. This resulted in a proportionally large population of working age, leading to a low dependency ratio. China’s large population as well as its low dependency ratio has been significantly responsible for China’s economic growth due to export.