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By Cheryl Russell

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Without the newborn increase, the USA will be a special position. The Vietnam warfare could have lasted longer. Rock and roll will be much less pervasive. The civil rights move could have replaced legislation and attitudes extra slowly. yet ladies will be additional forward in task prestige and pay if there were no child boorr.. Hous­ ing will be more cost-effective. The financial system could have performed greater within the Nineteen Seventies, and other people now of their 20s, 30s, and 40s will be making more cash. For the previous 30 years, the infant increase new release­ all these born among 1946 and 1964-shook American economics, politics, and tradition. however the complete influence of seven eight PREFACE the infant increase is but to come back as the new release is simply now gaining the industrial and political strength to de­ termine occasions. notwithstanding the newborn growth is a various new release associated merely by means of its date of beginning, that hyperlink is necessary. The gener­ ation spans 19 years, this means that many boomers ex­ perience an analogous issues on the comparable time-going to col­ lege, getting a role, marrying, divorcing, deciding to buy a home, beginning a relatives. due to this, the child growth in­ fluences what America's companies produce, what the media write approximately, and what the politicans aid. It focuses the nation's recognition on itself; its matters be­ come the nation's matters. no matter what age the infant increase is turns into the nation's age.

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And the congenial social group of the baby boomers was decidedly uncongenial toward anyone aged 30 and older. The leading edge of the baby boom spurred a massive rebellion against authority. It is not surprising that such a generation arose from the rigid world of the 1950s. First, the sheer numbers of baby boomers created a powerful teenage subculture. Businesses exploited the huge market, offering teens music and clothes that defied parental authority and the conformity of their parents' world.

Each year, one in five people aged 20 to 24 changes careers. 26 Waitresses become secretaries; truck drivers become factory workers. Only 12% of people aged 25 to 34 and 7% of 35- to 44-year-olds change careers in a year. Overall, Americans can expect to change careers three time in their lives. In middle age, many baby boomers will turn their jobs into a career. Among 30- to 44-year-olds, 58% regard their work as a career. 27 That's what all the job hopping is about-finding a better salary, a better job title, and ultimately finding work that offers more than a paycheck.

40 CHAPTER 2 Until 1940, men and women were almost equally likely to go to college. 35 Between 1940 and 1970, as the feminine mystique took hold, men made significantly greater educational gains than women, creating a large gap in the percentage of men and women with a college degree. In 1970, 20% of men but only 13% of women aged 25 to 29 had graduated from college. The babyboom women are closing this gap, however. By 1985, 23% of women and 25% of men aged 25 to 34 had been to college for four or more years.

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