Baby Boomers

Welcome to the Introduction of Baby Boomers:

*Baby boomers were born between 1946, a year after the 2nd world war ended and 1964, some countries around the world such as the United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand experienced a great boom in births during that time.
*There were approximately 76 million babies that were born in the United States during that time and because of this, they have had an increase in the population because of the increased citizenship in the country.
*78 million were reported to have been in the group as of 2005 and they are considered to have incredible buying power.
*The Baby Boomer generation has been the most talked about, analyzed and diversed since 1946 when they were first born.
*They grew up in the 1960’s and they can share their experiences and memories with each other and with the generations today.
*They have also been as the “Sandwich generation”.
*They have been called that because they take care of their parents and because they’re living longer and supporting their children.
*In 2012, the first of the Baby Boomers turned 66, but back in 2008 when they turned 62 and they started to collect their Social Security checks.
*The labor statistics in a report that was made by Sally Kane stated that nearly 80 million baby boomers will exit the workplace in the near future.
*8,000 employees around the world are retiring per day and more than 300 per hour.
*may seriously impact the legal industry because the loss of skilled labor force that has impacted society today.
*In the early 1940’s-1950’s, new births of the baby boomers continued to grow.
*But in 1957 and 1961, there were approximately 4.3 million births.
*In the final year of the baby boom, there were 4 million babies born in the United States, and also in 1965, there was a big drop in the population to approximately 3.76 million babies.
*Generation X wasn’t anywhere near as packed as their parents.
*Births rose to 3.6 million back in 1980 and then in 1990, 4.16 million.
*From 1990 onwards, the number of births has been pretty steady and in 2000 to now, the population in births estimated a raw number of 4 million annually.
*The events that preceded the Baby Boom were called the Silent Generation (which included those that were born from 1925-45).
*Following the Baby Boom was Generation X, which was from the years 1964-1979. Soon after, Generation Y followed from 1980 to the mid 1990’s and right at the moment, some people are possibly talking about suggesting Generation Z for the babies that were born in the late 1990’s all the way to today.

Some Characteristics of the Baby Boomers are:

  • Better Educated
  • The distrust of the government
  • Rejection of Authority
  • Environmental concerns
  • They were economically optimistic
  • They love technology
  • Time-strapped
  • Individualistic
  • Hectic lifestyles
  • Work Centric
  • Goal oriented
  • Competitive
  • Independent

Baby Boomers in Canada:

*The first baby boomer to be born in Canada was Nicole Cyr-Mazerolle, who is now 65 and is a retired school teacher.
*She became the first baby boomer by being born just 45 seconds after midnight on January 1st, 1947.
*Also, she was the first citizen to be born under the Canadian Citizenship act, which was established a few months prior to her birth.
*The act states that Canadian citizens are no longer British subjects.

Demographics in Canada:

*It was estimated back in 2007, that approximately 96% of the Baby boomers in Canada are still alive.
*The population is 8.5 million people. The median age of the baby boomers population in Canada reached a record in 2001 with the average age being 37.6 years, an 2.3 year increase since 1996.
*Studies show that since there was an increase in the median age, it has had indicators that Canadas population is aging, which can have serious implications for the labour force, the economy, social services and even the health care systems.