Baby Boom Impact

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Anog Amos Miss Rossoni CHC2D 27 July 2015 Baby Boom Impact In the post war years, Canada was in an era known as the baby boom. Canadian soldiers overseas postponed, settling down, giving birth, and making up lost time. After World War 2 until about 1956, the baby boomers had an impact in the Canadian society in many ways. The major impacts were, more marriages, which resulted a birthrate increase, also an economic impact on the aging population. Firstly, the increase in marriage was one of the major impacts in the Canadian society. The larger majority of young couples married, had children during their first year of marriage. According to Historica Canada, " Women born between 1911 and 1912 had an average of 2.9 children,…show more content…
During the Great Depression in 1930s, many couples postponed delivering; since the living conditions were so bad. By the end of World War 2, soldiers overseas had returned and had made up lost time. In Historica Canada 's view, "The low point in Canada was reached in 1937, when the gross birthrate (the annual number of live births per 1,000 inhabitants) was 20.1"(Karol J. Krotki, Jaques Henripin). Improved economic and living conditions began to expand during the Second World War. Historica Canada claims that, "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"(Karol J. Krotki, Jaques Henripin). The Canadian Encyclopedia also explains, "Between 1940 and 1965 the annual number of births in Canada rose from 253 000 in 1940 to 479 000 in 1960, but dropped to 419 000 in 1965"(Baby Boom). The Canadian Encyclopedia further explians, " Over a period of 25 years, the baby boom produced about 1.5 million more births than would otherwise have occurred (about 8.6 million), an increase of more than 18%"Baby Boom). As a result, the birthrate rise has had an economic impact on the aging

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