baby boomer

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baby boomer

An American person born during the "baby boom" following World War II, between the years of 1945 and 1965, during which the population of the United States increased by 40 percent. Typically used to describe members of this generation, who have been associated with economic prosperity, consumerism, self-indulgence. Primarily heard in US. Since baby boomers represent such a large percentage of the population, financial experts are concerned about the impact their retirement will have on the economy.
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a ˈbaby boomer

(American English also a ˈboomer) a person born during a period when many more babies are born than usual (called a baby boom), especially after the Second World War: The new President was a baby boomer, born in the 1950s.
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(baby) boomer

n. someone born during the baby boom—from the last years of World War II until the early 1960s. When the baby boomers get around to saving up for retirement, you’re going to see a lot of investment scams.
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Although the preponderance of baby boomers lean Democratic, the net political advantage varies from a seven- to eight-percentage-point Democratic one for some ages to a one- to two-point Republican tilt for others.
5 million long term care nurses, nurse aides, and home health and personal care workers to meet the needs of Baby Boomers by 2050--about three times the number that existed in 2000.
As Baby Boomers begin to age and prepare for retirement, their spending patterns reflect their life stage.
For example, 82 percent of Baby Boomer workers value disability insurance but only 57 percent indicate that they are offered it through their employer C thereby leaving a gap of 25 percentage points.
com/reports/c58463) has announced the addition of "Spending Power of Baby Boomers in the United States 2007" to their offering.
STD's are on the rise in baby boomer communities, where in the United States alone cases of syphillis have tripled in the age group 45 through 64.
Passion is the leading driver for both Generation Y and Baby Boomers in starting their businesses (55% Generation Y, 40% Baby Boomer), followed by the perception that they are "natural" or "born" entrepreneurs (35% Generation Y, 37% Baby Boomers).
The Del Webb Baby Boomer Survey showed that among those planning to move, 50 percent prefer their next home to be a single family home or a condo (19 percent), apartment (19 percent), or townhome (9 percent).
Engagement differences between younger and older baby boomers are even more pronounced by gender, with older baby boomer women (39%) substantially more engaged than their male age equivalents (32%) as well as female baby boomers under the age of 60 (34%).
For the baby boomer generation, a home is now seen not as the cornerstone of advancement but a ball and chain, restricting their ability and their mobility to move and seek out a job at another location.
For Baby Boomer employees, as well as Generation Xers, engagement is connected to having a strong sense of their company's mission and purpose.
The CDC encourages clinicians to promote hepatitis C testing to their baby boomer patients.
The unprecedented size (76 million strong) of the baby boomer demographic bulge remodeled society as it passed through its lifecycle--often referred to as the "pig in the python.
Leisure Programming for Baby Boomers will help you move beyond the usual game-oriented entertainment of the baby boomer community to explore the values, needs and interests of the boomer generation.