The Impact Of The Baby Boom On Canada

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Every step that was taken in the past leaves behind a footprint in the future. In 1946, after the World War 2 was over, the economy raised and soldiers returning from war began to start their families which resulted in increased birthrates. The term used to describe the period of increased birthrates from 1946 and 1965 is known as Baby Boom. The people born during the baby boom period are known as ‘Baby Boomers’. This generation is yet the largest generation in Canada. During the timeframe of baby boom, approx. 8.2 million babies were born. In the present days, the average number of children per woman is 1.7 compared to 3.7 children per woman during the baby boom period which is more than double the rate. The baby boom impacted Canada in

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