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Baby Boomers


The problem with starting a family today

Mariette Ulrich | 18 October 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: baby boomers, family values, Gen X, Gen Y
Is it the Boomers’ greed, or is there another reason Gens X and Y are struggling in today’s economy?


Lucky Germany?

Shannon Roberts | 03 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: baby boomers, Germany, Inheritance
With the number of people dying with no children or relatives on the rise, Germany is facing a potentially lucrative conundrum. The State is proving the only heir for a growing number of deceased persons. If this becomes an increasing trend in European countries, could it potentially help taxpayers out of some of their budget woes?


27 amazing things baby boomers have done for humanity

Michael Cook | 31 July 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: baby boomers, economics
For far too long, people have been dissing the children of the "greatest generation". We need to hear more about their achievements.


Baby Boomers and Stocks

Marcus Roberts | 08 March 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: baby boomers, stock market, Wall Street Journal
A piece in the Wall Street Journal gives more bad news for retiring baby boomers.


Boomer parents: the good news

Mariette Ulrich | 29 September 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: baby boomers, family values, grandparents
A couple of weeks back when I posted a piece about the baby boomers who don’t plan to leave any inheritance to their children, I came down rather hard on that generation.


Boomers planning to take long SKI vacations

Mariette Ulrich | 15 September 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: baby boomers, inheritance
That's SKI as in “Spending the Kids’ Inheritance”.


Older generation likes bad news about the young

Carolyn Moynihan | 02 September 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: baby boomers, media, youth
This post may provide a sort of commentary on the previous one about 20-somethings. German researchers have found that, given a choice, older people prefer to read bad news rather than good news about young adults.


Bye-bye Baby Boomers

Vincenzina Santoro | 29 March 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: baby boomers, labor shortages
Persons born during the 1946-1964 time span became known as the “baby boomers” as postwar family formation returned to normal after the economic depression of the 30s and the belligerencies of the early 40s. This year the first of the baby boomers turn 64 and the last of them turn 46. The demographic consequences of this phenomenon are significant. The older boomers are finishing up their careers, commencing retirement and experiencing the joys of becoming grandparents. The younger boomers are mostly married, at the peak of their careers, spending dearly for their children’s higher education, and the mothers have bid farewell to the possibility of more children.


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