Baby Boom Causes

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R.Q: What are the causes and consequences of baby booms in the last century?
Throughout the last century there have been major increases and decreases in the world’s population. With both positive and negative consequences that revolve around social, economic, environmental and political reasons. This occurred and occurs globally due to different factors such as illnesses, life style, safety, genetics and personal opinion or status. A clear justification for the major increase in the population around certain points of time is mainly due the identification of “baby booms” which caused citizens to feel safer in their homes and communities to have more children.
Especially after major epidemics such as World War 1, World War 2, The communists
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Hitler advertised an increase in the size of families, which majorly increased their population. People agreed to this because they would then receive more resources and money or special treatment than in comparison to those in a worse state or situation. And due to the major depression occurring all over Germany and the fee combined. Germany was left in no state to find children’s education let alone be responsible for them. Thus putting them in a larger financial problem before and after the war occurred. In 1947, another 3.8 million babies were born; 3.9 million were born in 1952; and more than 4 million were born every year from 1954 until 1964, when the boom finally tapered off. By then, there were 76.4 million “baby boomers” in the United States. They made up almost 40 percent of the nation’s…show more content…
As they grew older, some baby boomers began to resist this consumerist suburban ethos. They began to fight instead for social, economic and political equality and justice for many disadvantaged groups: African-Americans, young people, American Indians and Hispanics, for example. Student activists took over college campuses, organized massive demonstrations against the war in Vietnam and occupied parks and other public places. Young people also participated in the wave of uprisings that shook American cities from Newark to Los Angeles in the 1960s.
It is predicted that today, the oldest baby boomers are already in their 60s. By 2030, about one in five Americans will be older than 65, and some experts believe that the aging of the population will place a strain on social welfare
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