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Baby Boomers

A generation of children born in the years following World War II. While there is debate about the years in which baby boomers were born, the U.S. Census Bureau defines the generation as being born between 1946 and 1964. The baby boomer generation was one of the largest in U.S. history and had a significant cultural and economic impact. Their impact on American social programs like Social Security and Medicare is expected to increase significantly as they retire in larger numbers.
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As China's baby boom has led to a massive development of products related to babies and children, both premium and mass baby care continue to appeal to distinct consumer groups in China.
By the year 2000, the baby boom generation will taper.
Birth figures for the Greater Horseshoe Bat have reached a record 228 in Pembrokeshire this year as the baby boom of recent years shows no signs of slowing down.
A May 2003 report developed by the departments of Health and Human Services and Labor, "The Future Supply of Long Term Care Workers in Relation to the Aging Baby Boom Generation," estimates that the nation will need between 5.
And we now had more in common with infertile heterosexual couples than we did with lesbian baby boom moms.
To gain an understanding of what today's workers might expect to receive in terms of retirement income, GAO was asked to examine (1) how the personal wealth of Baby Boom (born between 1946 and 1964) and Generation X (born between 1965 and 1976) workers compare with what current retirees had at similar ages, (2) how workers from the Baby Boom and Generation X compare in terms of the pension and Social Security benefits they can expect to receive, and (3) the likely distribution of pension and Social Security benefits across workers within the Baby Boom and Generation X.
29, before the Legislature's Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, Bob Canuel, of OSTD's board of directors, said steps need to be taken now to prepare for the effects of the baby boom generation reaching retirement age.
These are not new findings; anyone who's read Peter Peterson's Gray Dawn, for example, is well acquainted with the chilly, immutable facts about the large, aging Baby Boom cohort and the declining birthrate.
The producers and executives of Hollywood, to say nothing of its screenwriters, are more likely to belong to the baby boom generation (or even Generation X) than to "the greatest generation.
An exploding need for health care as the baby boom bolus matures past 50
Gartner advises marketers developing Internet strategies or designing Web sites to remain focused on their target Baby Boom segments, because younger consumers are no more likely to buy on the Web than older consumers.