baby-boom generation


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Noun1.baby-boom generation - the larger than expected generation in United States born shortly after World War IIbaby-boom generation - the larger than expected generation in United States born shortly after World War II
generation - group of genetically related organisms constituting a single step in the line of descent
baby boomer, boomer - a member of the baby boom generation in the 1950s; "they expanded the schools for a generation of baby boomers"
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The baby-boom generation is becoming increasingly addicted to heroin, sleeping pills and tranquillisers, new figures show.
The Baby-Boom Generation are becoming increasingly addicted to heroin, sleeping pills and tranquillisers, new figures show.
Vacation- and investment-home sales both set records in 2005--accounting for about 40 percent of the combined total of second-home sales--driven by buyers of the baby-boom generation, according to a report by the National Association of Realtors[R] (NAR), Chicago.
The show, by the way, is a lifestyle magazine aimed at the baby-boom generation - hence the title.
Valley authors Nancy Alspaugh and Marilyn Kentz exhort other women of the baby-boom generation to do the same in ``Not Your Mother's Midlife: A Ten-Step Guide to Fearless Aging'' (Andrews McMeel; $22.
The truth is that even the optimistic economic projections used by the Bush administration envision slower growth in federal spending on healthcare, even as the first wave of the postwar baby-boom generation turns 60 years old (in 2006).
Awash in 35 years of moral hypocrisy and therapeutic zealot ry, a confused and self-absorbed baby-boom generation today perpetuates the dynamics of violence, even when it purports to do the opposite through a frenzy of legislation, media campaigns, and character curriculums" (insight magazine, August 7, 2000).
Moreover, the admittedly quite uncertain long-term budget exercises released by the CBO last October maintain an implicit on-budget surplus under baseline assumptions well past 2030 despite the budgetary pressures from the aging of the baby-boom generation, especially on the major health programs.
People are living longer, the birth rate has decreased and, most significant, the baby-boom generation is nearing retirement.
Conde Nast's decision to bring the old girl back was based on a fascinating bit of marketing research on the baby-boom generation and its current preoccupations.
Indeed, Mead acknowledges that his baby-boom generation is as unanchored and politically unsettled as any in U.
A significant portion of Levitt's strategy is to be a leader in developing communities for America's next, big demographic wave: retirement of the baby-boom generation.