Booming Effect Of The Baby Boomer Generation Essay

1421 Words Dec 12th, 2016 6 Pages
Booming Effect of the Baby Boomer Generation The ending of World War II led to one of the most impacting generations today. Young males who upon returning to the United States, Canada, and Australia following tours of duty overseas during World War II, began families. This brought about a significant number of new children into the world (Rosenburg). “In 1946, the first year of the Baby Boom, new births in the U.S. skyrocketed to 3.47 million births” (Rosenburg). This led to many events such as an increase in housing and the development of the suburb, consumerism multiplying, health care system issues and a more recent topic, retirement.
Men and Women had to postpone any ideas for having a family because of the prolonged era of the Great Depression and World War II. In 1945, when World War II ended, the men came home and they could finally resume their wishes on starting a family. Almost exactly nine months after World War II ended, Historian Landon Jones said, “A cry of the baby was heard across the land” (qtd. in “Baby”). By the end of the Baby Boom, children made up almost 40% of the nation’s population (“Baby”). This many children are going to have an impact on society no matter what. Historian’s biggest question still to this day is what really explains the Baby Boom and what started it. Was it just a cry for normalcy after fifteen plus years of war and depression? Or was it a part of one of the many Cold War campaigns to outnumber communists and help fight the war…

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