What is the Baby Boomer Demographic

The baby boomers - a demographic portrait

The baby boomers - a demographic portrait
[Working paper]

Corporate editor
German Center for Age Issues

Abstract

The post-war birth boom is a unique phenomenon in the demographic history of the 20th century. The baby boomer cohorts are among the baby boom cohorts worldwide, their size varies in the individual countries and they were created at different time periods depending on the country ... more

The post-war birth boom is a unique phenomenon in the demographic history of the 20th century. The baby boomer cohorts are among the baby boom cohorts worldwide, their size varies in the individual countries and they were born at different time periods depending on the country. The study now analyzes five key questions with a view to the Federal Republic of Germany, differentiated into old and new federal states: (1) What is a generation, what is a cohort and what are the baby boomers? (2) How did the baby boom go internationally and who is one of the baby boomers in Germany? (3) What marks have the baby boomers left on the age structure since 1968 and what does their demographic future look like? (4) In which familial forms of life do they live and how have their birth behavior shaped the demographics of subsequent generations? (5) How is the trend towards longer lives affecting baby boomers? The answer is broken down into the following points: (1) definition of baby boomers, (2) the global baby boom in the post-war period with an excursus on the USA, (3) the baby boom in Germany, (4) the demographic development of West German) baby boom cohorts, (5) the demographic future of German baby boomers up to 2028, (6) family lifestyles of German baby boomers and (7) the birth behavior of German baby boomers. (ICG2) ... less

Thesaurus keywords
old federal states; Federal Republic of Germany; new federal states; UNITED STATES; historical development; Demography; demographic factors; demographic situation; demographic aging; Population development; Birth rate; Frequency of births; Birth order; Cohort analysis; Family; Starting a family; Family size; Post war period; Life expectancy

classification
Family sociology, sexual sociology
population

method
empirically; empirical-quantitative

Language document
German

Year of publication
2009

Place of publication
Berlin

Page reference
31 pp.

Series of publications
Age data report, 2/2009

status
Release version; appraised

License
Creative Commons - Attribution, Noncommercial, NoDerivs