baby boomers

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The generation born between the end of the Second World War in 1945 and before mass introduction of the birth control pill in 1964. Strictly speaking the term actually applies to the USA, since in the UK the birth-rate actually fell in the same period. Baby boomers are sometimes divided into leading edge (1946–55) and trailing edge (1956–64). As a demographic, baby boomers are characterized as more ethnically diverse, wealthier, and better educated than their forebears. They also had fewer children and higher rates of divorce and remarriage.See also demographic variables.

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