Questions About Boomers And Related Issues

By : Jeri Maier
(October, 2007)


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Question

I am looking to contact men and women over 
60 years of age. 
They must be open and honest, net connected 
(any connection type) and have 15 minutes to 
spare every 2 weeks. Most importantly they 
must have a sense of humour. 
If they have this I guarantee a lot of fun and 
taking part in an experience that will be an 
ongoing enjoyable interactive part of their lives.
It will hopefully transform the way we see the
older generation. 
I was hoping you could include me in your newsletter, 
or help me by suggesting how I could contact a large
number of elderly people (preferably by email) in
one go. 
Please pass it on, (I need a lot of people!) 
Thanks 
Darren Harris   
dazharris@ntlworld.com

I am looking for Marketing Statistics and general
demographical information regarding Baby Boomers
for a TV program proposal for the US Cable TV market.
Can you help point me in the right direction?
Please see Below: 

Question

What are the statistics for how often a baby is born in the United States.

Question

You did not answer one person's question and I am most
curious to know as well:

"Approximately how many living U.S. citizens are baby
boomers?  What percentage of the total U.S. population does
the figure represent?"
 

Answer

We already provided the answers to these questions in our
Archives of Q&As, but here is some answers again:

There are approximately 76 millions of baby boomers 
that are living U.S. citizens which represents approximately
30% of total US Populations (Based on 250 millions #)

There are several web sites that you can search for demographics
info. including our own   
 
Boomers Articles
New Boomers Articles These sites provides indepth marketing info.
  • Demographics
  • US News
  • Bureau Of Statistics (Us Gov't) with sample data below: Boomers Boom in these cities (% of total populations) Santa Fe 35.1% Anchorage 34.2% Denver 32.8% Seattle 31.5% Atlanta 31.4% Washington/ 31.4% Baltimore Portland/Salem 31.2% Oregon Kokomo, Ind. 31.0% York, Pa. 30.9% San Francisco 30.8% Portland, Maine 30.8% Sources: Census Bureau, State and Methopolitan Area Data Book 1997-1998 and USA Today. Boomer Factoids The official years of the Baby Boom Generation (1946 through 1964) saw a marked increase in the number of births in North America. Here’s how the birthrate rose and fell during the baby boom years: 1940 - 2,559,000 births per year 1946 - 3,311,000 births per year 1955 - 4,097,000 births per year 1957 - 4,300,000 births per year 1964 - 4,027,000 births per year 1974 - 3,160,000 births per year Symbols of the Baby Boom in Suburbia 1950 1960 Hot Dog Production (millions of lbs) 750 1050 Potato Chip Production (millions of lbs) 320 532 Sales of lawn and porch furniture (millions of dollars) 53.6 145.2 Sales of power mowers (millions of dollars) 1.0 3.8 Sales of floor polishers (millions of dollars) 0.24 1.0 Sales of Encyclopaedia (millions of dollars) 72 300 Number of Children age 5-14 24.3 35.5 Number of baseball Little Leagues 776 5,700 Ref: http://www.octanecreative.com/boomerbaby/index.html
    General Stats: U.S. EVERY DAY LIFE IN 1900:: - 1 in 7 homes had a bathtub - 1 in 13 homes had a telephone - Brownie camera: $1 - lb.of sugar: 4 cents - dozen eggs: 14 cents - lb. of butter: 24 cents U.S. EVERY DAY LIFE IN 1998:: - 81% of the population has a VCR in the home - there are 2.3 TVs per household - 20% of the U.S. is connected to the Internet - lb. of sugar: $0.43 - dozen eggs: $1.12 - lb. of butter $2.35 SWEEPING CHANGES IN WORLD BALANCE OF POWER 1900: Western colonialism dominated Africa and the Asian islands. The Russian, Ottoman, German, Austro-Hungarian and Chinese empires had passed their peaks 1998: Africa's nations are all independent. The Soviet empire is broken into 15 separate states, and democratic capitalism is on the rise
    Check Out USA Today's : Boomer's Life

  • Question

    It is commonly argued that there will be a surge in saving by 
    baby boomers over the next 10 years or so, driving the US stock 
    market higher. Where is the best place on the web to find a coherent 
    summary of these arguments?
    
    How have the baby boomers effected the economy since they have 
    been born?
    
    

    Answer

    To answer your first question, according to the report          
    by National Conference of State Legislatures ©1999. 
    DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE
    America in 2025 will be older and more diverse than it is today.
    The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by 2020, those 65 years 
    and older will comprise more than 16 percent of the population
    compared with about 13 percent now. By 2030, one out of 
    every five Americans will be 65 or older. 
    Based on the report, from now until 2025, 
    even at the very least, if only 50% of baby 
    boomers continue or start to save and put 
    2% percent of their income into IRA, SERP
    or KEOGH accounts, that saving amount  
    still account for a hugh amount by 8% of 
    saving by total US population.
    
    Here's the study by Internatinal Monetary Fund:
    What Will Happen To Financial Markets When The Baby Boomers Retire?
    
    Read the report in PDF using Acrobat
    
    Question number 2: There are over 73 millions baby boomers that are born from 1946 to 1965. The implications of an ageing population for the UK economy: Read The PDF Report using ACROBAT

    Question

    I am trying to determine what the various generational categories 
    are called and what years are they considered to fall between?  
    For example what do we call the generation prior to the boomers?  
    I know boomers are 1946-64.  What about Tweeners?  Gen X, Gen Y, 
    and so on.  Also looking for sites giving specific characteristics 
    or culture that shaped these groups.
    
    Most especially interested in humor of each group.
    thanks so much
    

    Answer

    A study and a report of the NCSL LSCC Task Force on Legislatures of the Future by National Conference of State Legislatures explains in great details about: Dealing with Demographics: Read The Report In Text
    Read The PDF Report using ACROBAT Here is the excerpt: Generational Trends 1. During the first quarter of the new century, society at large-as well as state legislatureswill likely be comprised of members from four different generations with four distinct generational perspectives: the Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation Xers and Generation Yers. 2. Silent Generation (1925 to 1945) • 63 million people. • Tend to be loyal to institutions and employers. • Principal architects of the modern legislature and leaders of the legislative reform movement. • Will comprise the “oldest of the old” in society. • Uncomfortable with computer technology. 3. Baby Boomers (1946 to 1964) • 76 million people ( largest generation). • Often question authority and value independent thinking. • Influenced by great political causes civil rights, anti-Vietnam War and women’s movements. • More comfortable with computer technology. 4. Generation X (1965 to 1978) • 46 million (smallest generation). • Tend to feel loyalty to themselves and their team and not to the organization they work for. • Tend to be politically inactive. • Could fill the ranks of state legislatures in the early 2000s. • Very comfortable with computer technology. 5. Generation Y (1979 to 1994) • 72 million (second largest generation). • Most racially diverse generation. • Tend to be civic minded and more interested in political activities than Generation Xers. • Women working in traditionally male-dominated professions are the norm. • Most technologically competent, having never known a time without computers.
    There are two great sites with serious academia
    findings and research studies about Generations.
    One such great site that we discovered is the
    University of Southern California's
    Longitudinal Study of Generations

    The other great site is a study of
    The Fourth Turning, Generations studies by Howes and Strause Tweeners or Cuspers: The Center of the Generational Oreo Born 1955-64, they are the cream in the middle of the generational Oreo. For years, the voice of these confident 40-somethings has been obscured by the media hype showered upon the surrounding boomers and Gen Xers. But the cuspers are now ready to speak. They want everyone to know that they are neither a part of the "me-first" boomers nor the Gen X "drifters." Instead, they are a distinct generational cohort that shares some of the characteristics of both these groups, but fits comfortably into neither. For marketers and advertisers who previously lumped this consumer group into the others, the time to change course is now. oFrom among the following list, poll respondents were asked to select the three brands they most closely associate with their generation. From the looks of it, cuspers envision themselves in a comfy pair of LEVI'S, lounging (or working) in front of their Macs, while sipping on a Coke. Brands are listed in order from most to least popular. LEVI'S 70 percent Coke 41 percent Macintosh 33 percent Ben & Jerry's 20 percent IBM 19 percent Honda 17 percent http://www.chiatday.com/

    Question

    I would like to find out what it is like to work with a person 
    from the Generation X age.  I would like it from the perspective 
    of a boomer.  Can you tell me about conflicts that might or did 
    arise as a result of working with a Gen X'er.  Any other 
    information would be helpful too.  Do the boomers have difficulty 
    when the Gen X'er is the boss and not the other way around.  This 
    is for a school assignment so i would appreciate an honest answer.
    
    Thanks
    
    

    Answer

    Here is some info to share: GEN-XERS AT WORK Bruce Tulgan's Rainmaker Thinking research indicates that to lead the free agents who make up the younger -adult workforce in the United States, many Generation X managers -- those born between 1978 and 1984 -- are "discarding authority for the sake of authority; cutting through all the red tape; and side-stepping rules that get in the way of productivity." Here is a list of practices identified in Rainmaker's literature. • Encourage employees to "own" their work area; arrange desks and chairs however they like; listen to CDs or the radio; and surround themselves with pictures, clippings and other visual images they enjoy. • Urge Employees to manage their time so well (never missing deadlines) that nobody would dream of trying to manage it for them. • Offer flexible work arrangements (compressed schedules, flex-time, telecommuting, part-time, job sharing or sabbaticals). • Support employees instinct to "just do it" when they're in need of a morning stroll, a midday workout, an afternoon nap, a day off or a vacation. • If you expect employees ever to take work home, realize that they may sometimes bring home into work (support child-care, elder care and other family needs). • Create teams focused on well-defined goals with concrete deadlines, in which every member's role is clear. • Delegate 100-percent responsibility to every employee for something, anything. And let employees use that responsibility as proving ground to earn more responsibility. • Give employees some room for creative expression in their work. • Hire a genuinely diverse pool of employees and reflect diversity in the leadership of your organization. • Place a high value on critical thinking, new perspectives and different ways of doing things. All this leads to innovation. • Tie rewards, promotions, compensation, and increases in responsibility and authority directly to performance. • Seek input from employees on decisions -- minor or major -- that have a direct impact on their experience in your organization. And make it clear that unsolicited input is welcome too. • Encourage employees to identify assignments they'd like and sell themselves to project leaders to get those assignments. • Give employees feedback whenever they request it and provide a venue for employees to evaluate their managers. • Create an obsession with training and learning in your organization -- make learning and training part of everybody's job and make time available for these activities. Fill the workplace with learning resources in every medium possible (print, video, audio, CD-interactive, intranet, etc.) and give employees unfettered access to those resources; and support outside learning opportunities such as degree and certificate programs. • Create a free market for mentoring: Teach everybody how to be a mentor and how to get a mentor and then let them choose each other as they wish. Here's an old article from CNN: How to Manage Generation Xers Our own Generation Xers page. This excerpts are taken from Douglas Coupland's Generation X. oYuppie Wannabe's: (page 91) An X generation subgroup that believes the myth of a yuppie life-style being both satisfying and viable. Tend to be high in debt, involved in some form of substance abuse, and show a willingness to talk about Armageddon after three drinks. oBoomer Envy: (page 21) Envy of material wealth and long-range material security accrued by older members of the baby boom generation by virtue of fortunate births. oSquires: (page 135) The most common X generation subgroup and the only subgroup given to breeding. Squires exist almost exclusively in couples and are recognizable by their frantic attempts to recreate a semblance of Eisenhower-era plenitude and their daily lives in the face of exorbitant housing prices and two-job life-styles. Squires tend to be continually exhausted from voraciously acquisitive pursuit of furniture and knickknacks. oDorian Graying: (page 164) The unwillingness to gracefully allow one's body to show the signs of aging. oDown-Nesting: (page 144) The tendency of parent to move to smaller, guest-room-free houses after their children have moved away so as to avoid children aged 20 to 30 who have boomeranged home.

    Question

    What percentage of baby boomers are college educated and what 
    percentage of boomers have degrees in computer technology? What 
    percentage of boomers are working in technology fields? Also, 
    what percentage of boomers fall below the assumed medium boomer 
    income of $47,000 anually; what about the percentage of boomers 
    that qualify for below the US national poverty line? Please give 
    me the percentages in terms of the boomer population.
    
    if you know any sites were I could find some Gen x stat's or 
    marketing  to gen x that would be very kind of you.
    Thank You!
    
    

    Answer

    Answer to your question #1:
    Less than 9th grade 3,310,668
    9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8,330,706
    High school graduate 22,574,815
    Some college, no degree 17,132,710
    Associates degree 6,443,130
    Graduate or professional degree 6,163,024
    Total 63,955,053
    Percent high school graduate or higher 84.9
    Percent bachelor's degree or higher 24.9
    Source: US Census Bureau Released: Feb. 1996
    ANSWER to your question #2: We have archived a research from an advertising agency since their web page is not online any longer. Marketing to Generation Xers Also check links on: Our own Gen Xers' page

    Question

    Hey
    I just stumbled upon your site and was wondering if you could tell me, 
    exactly what are yuppies? and yippies? not to mention generation x'rs 
    and y'rs.  
    
    in advance, thank you for your input, and spectacular website!
    
    Love, Caitlin
    

    Answer

    According to The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, this is the definition of YUPPIE. yup·pie n. Informal A young city or suburban resident with a well-paid professional job and an affluent lifestyle. [y(oung) + u(rban) + p(rofessional) influenced by yippie.] yup pie·dom n. What is a YIPPIE? You can read the article here: According to this web site web site Abbie Hoffman started the Yippie organization in the 60s. So.... Are you a YUPPIE or a YIPPIE?

    Question

    How many boomers are expected to retire [or otherwise leave the 
    workforce] in the next 10 years?  20 Years? Thanks!!
    
    
    

    Answer


    Question

    What years did the baby boomers begin and end?
    We think it was 1946-1965.  Is this correct?
     
    

    Answer

    Depends on the sources and methodologies. Although, many experts agree that the official years of the Baby Boom Generation are 1946 through 1964. A few years back, we received a comment from one of our readers: My post at Boomers International was intended to point out the demographic errors that sociologists, historians and demographers have made concerning the Baby Boom. From a demographic perspective, the Baby Boom spans from 1946 through 1958. This is based on birth rates for the given time period with 1946 established as a baseline value. In 1959 birth rates dipped below the 1946 level, statistically ending the Baby Boom. Birth rates continued to plummet, with the exception of a few small spikes, through 1971. Based on this demographic trend, Generation X spans from 1959 through 1971. The demographers, for whatever reason, concentrated on birth totals instead of birth rates. But, even under this flawed examination, their logic does not follow. For if they focused only on birth totals, with a baseline established in 1946, birth totals did not fall below the 1946 level until 1972. So why did they arbitrarily pick 1965 as the end of the Baby Boom? This I cannot answer. I do not consider myself a writer, although I've explored the possibility on this particular subject. There seems to be a strong interest with those of us born at the end of the commonly believed Baby Boom (1946 - 1964), that we are not true Baby Boomers. Not culturally, and, based on my research, not demographically. I do not mind contributing to your web site, particularly if it will help resolve the demographic errors of the Baby Boom. I've attached an Excel spreadsheet that presents a graph of the actual Baby Boomer years (1946 through 1958), and the beginning of Generation X (1959). I find this visual aid very helpful in explaining the Baby Boom and Generation X. Cliff Swiger cswiger@labyrinth.net cswiger@alleghenyenergy.com Boomers Stats (Excel Spreadsheet)

    Question

    I would like to find some websites that would provide me with 
    info on the differences in prices from the 1940's to present...
    such as what a hamburger cost in 1940's verses now...or what a 
    coke or pair of jeans cost back then.  Prices of the common things 
    that everyone used then and now. If you can help that would be 
    great.    	
    
    

    Answer

    Try this Library of Congress site : http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/wpaintro/wpahome.html

    It is about life histories and they were written by the
    staff of the Folklore Project

    of the Federal Writers' Project
    for the U.S. Works Progress (later Work Projects) Administration
    (WPA) from 1936-1940

    Question

    How many Baby Boomers will have turned 50 years old in the year 
    2000?
    (This would be those born between 1946 and 1950)
    Of the 32 million AARP members (as of April 2000), how many are 
    Baby Boomers?
    
    
    

    Question

    What percentage of Baby Boomers buy resort real estate?  Do you 
    have any concrete information (i.e., in 1999 1 million baby boomers 
    purchased 2nd homes in resort communities...etc.)?
    
    What are the statistics on Baby Boomers who actively buy on-line? 
    (i.e., how many baby boomers use on-line services?)
    
    What are the top 10% on-line service Web sites that Baby Boomers 
    visit?
    
    What do Baby Boomers like and dislike about CONTENT on Web sites?
    
    Question   
    What percentage of Baby Boomers buy resort real estate?
    Do you have any concrete information (i.e., in 1999 1 million baby
    boomers purchased 2nd homes in resort communities...etc.)? 
    
    

    Question

    There was a question listed that began..."I am a 30 year old 
    student.  For a Communications project:"...
    
    Your number 1 answer was "Retirement home.", Could you clarify 
    this?  What do YOU mean by "Retirement home"?  Is this a 
    2nd home?  And is it in a resort community?
    
    
    

    Answer

    Our number 1 answer should have been more specific. At the time that we answered that question in 1999, the economy was booming and the dot.com riches were driving the housing boom. Many baby boomers were in the market (shopping or planning for) retirement homes (which would have been their 2nd homes). Old Answer We have however, came across another findings which comfirms with what we stated originally. (See below) Fortunately for the first wave boomers who've chosen to retire earlier during 1999-2000. They had great opportunities to capture the housing market boom and cashed out on their original homes during that time. If they had bought a retirement homes in the right locations, they would have retained their values due to the demand and low interest rates. In the mean time, it is unfortunately for the second wave baby boomers, their housing prices boom have retracted from the high of 1999-2000. However, due to low interest rates and high economic growth in certain areas (Southern California, New York), the housing boom and medium housing prices still continue in the upward trend. Here's an article about 2nd or 3rd home investment for baby boomers. ------------------------------------------------------------ Boomers buying second and third homes AMY BALDWIN Associated Press NEW YORK ---- After losing $700,000 on Wall Street, Steven Style has stopped buying stocks. But he's still investing ---- in real estate. "It's solid," the 42-year-old New Yorker said. A growing number of baby boomers ---- those Americans born between 1946 and 1964 ---- are buying second and third homes. In their peak earning years, boomers are looking to diversify their investment portfolios. Some want a place where they can take a break from their busy lives, while others are looking at property as an investment. The stock market's decline has increased real estate's appeal for boomers. Because they had more money than many other people to invest on Wall Street, boomers' portfolios have been particularly hard hit. "We are not giving up on the stock market, but we are not putting new money into it. We want to have real, hard assets, " said Rob Gelphman, a marketing consultant in San Jose. Gelphman, 44, and his wife Maria, 43, are looking to buy a second home in California, or possibly on New York's Long Island. "The stock market stinks. We have lost a lot of value in our 401(k)s and IRAs. California real estate doubles every 10 years," he reasoned. That's not to say the real estate sector doesn't have its own ups and downs. Property prices in many parts of the country might be at or near their peak, financial planners say. That means buyers must assess what they want out of a prospective property ---- whether it is something they plan to keep for leisure or if they plan to sell it more quickly for a profit. In the last year, Style purchased his third property, an oceanfront vacation condo in Miami's South Beach neighborhood. He also owns two apartments on Manhattan's Upper West Side, one in which he lives and the other which he rents out to pay the mortgage. The market for second and third homes is strong. The National Association of Realtors predicts that more than 1 million second homes and vacation condos will be built in the next 10 years to keep pace with boomer demand. The association doesn't specifically track third-home purchases but says they also are on the rise. The profile of second-home buyers mirrors boomer demographics. The median age of second home-buyers is 46 and the median income is $77,700, according to the Realtors. Prices on second homes also reflect the trend. The median price tag on second homes last year was $127,800, having risen 27 percent in two years. Meanwhile, last year's median price on first homes was $147,800, up about 11 percent in two years. (FROM North County Times) 11/20/02 http://www.nctimes.net/news/2002/20021120/51416.html

    Question

    Hello, I need to find some information on the relationships 
    between the babyboomers and their parents. Also, how the 
    relationship developed as the babyboomers got older. This is 
    of interest to me, and I am also helping a friend with a 
    report on this subject.
    Subject could also be: How babyboomer adults confront their 
    Parents about the way they were raised and the issues of same.
    Thank you in advance for this information.
    
    
    
    

    Answer



    Question

    why did medieval churches have steeples?
    
    

    Answer


    Question

    I would like to know what website do have to search in order to 
    get a view of earth, the ultimate high school nightclub that's 
    located in Wallingford, CT. I would like to see how it looks inside 
    and any upcoming events?
    
    

    Answer

    Try these sites: Earth Viewer
    Earth Viewer 3D
    Earth Viewer Software
    Earth Viewer Software

    Question

    If you saw a list of the following cities (over 100,000 population) 
    and were told they were listed in this specific order based on an 
    average of something, what do you think this would be?
    
    
    
    

    Answer


    Question

    I have written a book entitled "A Wake-UP Call To All Baby Boomers"
     --- that deals with seven dimensions of healthy and productive 
    aging.  Those areas are physical, mental, social, financial, 
    emotional, spiritual, and sexual.
    Looking for an interested publisher...any advice?
    Thanks!
    
    
    
    

    Answer


    Question

    what were people in the 1940's social life like?
    
    

    Answer

    You can search some history sites:
     
    This site in UK offers footages from the 1940's:
    
    Footages from the 40's - UK 
    
     
    This is James Madison's University photos archive of Students
    Social Lifes in the 40s:
    
    Students Social Lifes in the 40s
    
    This Fashion site is comprehensive and provides insights into
    other aspects of life besides fashion, for many eras  
    Fashion site 
    
    This site provides information about movies from 1940's:
    Movies 40's
    
    Or try this site:
    
    
    http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/wpaintro/wpahome.html
    
    It is about life histories and they were written by the staff
    of the Folklore Project of the Federal Writers' Project
    for the U.S. Works Progress (later Work Projects)
    Administration (WPA) from 1936-1940

    Question

    What years were the baby-boomer generation born in?
    

    Answer

    From 1945 to 1964.

    Question

    What are the years- 1rst to last- that are considered the years 
    baby boomers were born in?? I was born in 1957 and say I am a 
    baby boomer? 
    
    

    Answer

    Yes, you are a baby boomer.
    Check out this birth rate in:
    Excel Spreadsheet or Graphics

    Question

    I would like to know how baby boomers spend their leisure time? 
    What kinds of tourism and travel do they like?  Do many partake 
    in these activities and if so where can I find statistics on 
    these topics?  Are they adventurous or do they prefer "relaxing" 
    tourism or coach tours?
    
    

    Answer

    I believed we already answered this question in our older archived Q&A page. Please check at the bottom of this page.

    Question

    what is the population of canada's children and the % of people 
    that can read or write literate 
    
    

    Answer

    Canadian Demographics
    Canadian Census Bureau - They have all the answers.
    Check This one as well

    Question

    I was wondering what are some major health problems that baby 
    boomers go through. What are the top accidents that baby boomers 
    have. Thanks for your help
    

    Answer

    Heart problems
    Prostat Cancer
    Breast Cancer
    Lung Cancer
    Osteopolosis
    Eye-sight
    Hearing loss
    

    Question

    I am very interested to study the role drug use played within the 
    hippie movement America 1960's / early '70's. What single piece 
    of literature would you most recommend I read to do this?
    Thanking you in advance
    Pete
    
    

    Answer


    Question

    I work for the Cleveland Zoological Society in Cleveland, OH.  
    We are exploring programs and events that will attract baby boomers 
    and/or empty nesters and get them to become interested once again 
    in the Zoo.  I would like to know what kind of thigs would bring 
    the baby boomers back down to the Zoo.  I would love any 
    suggestions and remember you can be as creative as possible.  
    Thank you for 
    your time!
    

    Answer

    How about adopt a pet program? How about free or discount guest pass? Social gathering at the zoo? Single gathering at the zoo before night out in town?

    Question

    Hi, I read the book " Hippies From A to Z for school"  My question 
    is: Are Skip Stone and Paul Williams the same person.  And if not 
    then where could I find some background information on Skip Stone?
    
    

    Answer

    You have to ask Skip Stone personally. His web site is Hippy Land

    Question

    How can I get our class of 1967 reunion on your web site:
    Attached is our GREAT web site 
    http://www.dansan.com/phs1967
    
    Thanks
    Dan
    
    

    Answer

    You are right! A great site. Congratulations!! Thanks and we have added your site to our Reunion page

    Question

    I would like to know if there is a certain month and day in the year 
    1964 that separates baby boomers from the X-generation.  Or is 
    everybody born before December 31st, 1964 considered a baby boomer, 
    and everybody born on January 1st, 1965 and after considered a member 
    of the X-generation?
    

    Answer

    It really depends. There's no authority on this subject. There are even overlap during these two generations and they considered themselves the Tweeners and or the "Cuspers"

    Question

     
    I am a university student looking for Canadian demographic information 
    of the baby-boomer generation.  My project is a magazine targeting 
    this audience.  I was wondering if any could help me find information 
    on current Canadian demographics and psychographics on the baby 
    boomers? Thanks.
    
    

    Answer

    Sorry for the delay in our reply. Here are several web sites: Atlantic Canadian Demographics Golden Oldies
    Canadian Demographics

    Question

    Are baby boomers essentially adolescent adults??? this is for an essay 
    for my college  english class. I was wondering if I could get some 
    feed back from the era instead of from an article.
    What defines the baby boomers?
    
    

    Answer



    When you look back through the history of time all through the 60s and the 70s, during our innocent and or rebellious youthful years, you will find that many social changes were the results of changes demanded by boomers.

    Boomers have been attempting to change the world and many did it successfully, and some of them partially. All through the 60s and up to our current time much older and wiser.

    Many boomers are socially and spiritually conscious about families, neighborhoods, communities and the world. Boome

    Contrary to the popular belief, boomers value meaningful relationships with every aspects of life and are constantly working through many barriers to change the world that we live in.

    Many boomers are embarking on a new way of living, a sustainable lifestyles and communities. Boomers feel that they have a moral responsibility to leave this world a better place than when they found it.

    Boomers' life goal is to foster a sustainable, spiritual and a peaceful world.

    Question

    i am searching for  a song name.it was a old song and wonderfull.
    we listened this song in Conspiracy Theory.while julia roberts crossing 
    in her house mel gibson was wathing her in his taxi and she was 
    listening this song he find song from the radio.this song has this 
    sentences."i love you baby...i need you baby".i hope you can help me.
    please...
    
    

    Answer

    Frankie Valli and Lauryn Hill sang that song. The original version by Frankie Valli is "Can't Take My Eyes Off You,"
    Song Lyrics
    Sound Track

    Question

    Please provide the number or percentage of Fortune 500 
    executives that have tatoos or earings. 
    Exempt female executives from the earings 
    question. 
    
    Thanks
    
    

    Answer

    You are kidding me right?

    Question

    I was born in Oct. 1964...am I a baby boomer? What years did the baby 
    boomers start and end?
    

    Answer

    You are the Tail End Baby Boomer or depending on your philosophy of life, if you can not identify with baby boomers, you might consider yourself a Tweener or a Cusper!!

    Question

    I am doing a research paper on baby boomers and the economy....
    actually it is based on an article called "Demographics and 
    Destiny".  I am in need of a literary proof that supports 
    the idea that boomers have driven the economy and although 
    the economy will shift, it will not collapse once these 
    boomers become consumers instead of investors.  The article 
    supports the idea that Gen X and Y as well as foreign 
    investors will keep the economy going strong.  
    
    Any suggestions on books, novels, 
    or any other literature? Thank you....
    
    

    Answer

    Since September 11, 2001 many of the old assumptions and predictions have changed. Never before there was any such event that changed the world as we saw it. There are many articles based on studies and research that I referred to above. Many are prepared by reputable organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and National Conference of State Legislatures and AARP. We have answered a similar question in our Archive Q&As page....
    Many boomers would like to retire and or work part time or own business. Many expressed desire to go back to school to change their career to something else more in tune of what they really want to do.

    If you look at these statistics and the one down below within the next 5 to 10 years... these populatons will either retire or only work.. part time... By 2020, the number of people 55 and older will have soared by 73%, while the prime working-age group will have grown just 5%. With this situation, unless the existing working population and the new college grads can make up for Boomers..there will be some labor shortages in some fields... Other ramifications of boomers toward national health care, finance and taxation and education. * Generation trailing boomers is smaller and less educated; its contribution to income tax revenue will be less. * Majority of echo boomers (baby boomers' children) will enter college just as tax revenue declines. Compensation and Benefits * Health care costs rise as workers age * Base salary and number of vacation days rise with tenure * Most pensions are based on number of years worked and employee's final salary * Company's matches in a defined contribution plan rise with age, as older workers tend to contribute a greater percentage of their larger paychecks. Productivity Concerns * Will output suffer as workers age? * Will there be enough qualified younger workers to replace boomers? * Will the shrinking percentage of younger workers generate enough revenue to fund benefits now accruing to older workers? * Sources: Los Angesles Times Articles By PATRICE APODACA, Monday, June 8, 1998 COLUMN ONE

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