Baby Boomer

Baby Boomer is generally refers to people born in the U.S. and Western Europe from 1946 to 1964. In the U.S.; the total number of Baby Boomers is about 78 million–one of the largest and most affluent demographic groups. The term evolved to include the children of soldiers and war industry workers who were involved in World War II. When those veterans and workers returned to civilian life they started or added to families in large numbers. As a result; the baby boom generation is one of the largest demographic segments in the U.S. Some baby boomers have already started reaching early retirement age. By 2011; millions will begin turning traditional retirement age (65); resulting in extremely rapid growth in the senior portion of the population.