[Homestead] Food Safety
genegerue at ruralize.com
Sat Dec 6 11:34:15 EST 2008
On Dec 6, 2008, at 9:27 AM, Marie McHarry wrote:
> I'm on the leading edge of the baby boomers, born after WW II. The
> first baby boomers were born in 1946. I was born in in '47. I've
> heard 1946 - 64 given as the time period, but that would make Obama a
> Boomer too, which seems not quite right to me, as his mother was a
> child of WW II era parents. Other have said it ends in 1961 or even
> sometime in the 1950s. I think you had to have parents who were adults
> during WW II to be a Boomer.
Book: The Age Wave, by Ken Dychtwald is often offered as the
authority. He says 46 to 64.
Baby boomer is a term used to describe a person who was born during
the demographic Post-World War II baby boom(1946-1964)  , and is
also a term used to describe a person who is part of the Baby Boom
Generation (controversial birth years, starting as early as 1942,
ending as early as 1953, ending as late as 1964). Originally, everyone
born during the 1946-1964 boom in births was considered part of the
Baby Boom Generation, but over time, many experts have come to believe
that two separate cultural generations were born during this period.
The most common name used for the younger generation born then is
Generation Jones. Many influential experts and publications now use
the term Generation Jones, and the victory of Barack Obama, born in
1961, in November 2008 significantly increased the awareness of
Generation Jones, with many experts pointing to Obama as the first
Generation Jones President.  The most widely-used
beginning year for Generation X is 1965, although a small but
passionate group of people sometimes argue the minority view that
Generation X started as early as 1961.
Following World War II, many countries, such as the United States,
Canada, Australia, and New Zealand experienced an unusual spike in
birth rates, a phenomenon commonly referred to as the baby boom.
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