baby boomer

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A member of the post-World War II ‘baby boom’ generation, which corresponds to those individuals born after the end of WWII—1945 until 1964
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baby boomer

Any person born in the years immediately following the end of World War II (usually defined as the years 1946–1964) when birth rates in the U.S. were unusually high.
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With families having flown the nest and mortgages paid off, baby-boomers are taking 'gap years' to travel the world, or taking up to six holidays a year.
A study by Mintel found that the baby-boomer generation now has more spending power than any other age group u they get through pounds 78 more a week than other age groups u and, no longer tied down by families, are taking time out to travel.
Psychologist Dr Jane Prince agrees that Carol is a good example of the baby-boomer generation which, thanks to its opportunities, has the confidence to assert itself.
A study by Mintel found the baby-boomer generation has more to spend than any other generation - the average expenditure for households of 50 to 59-year-olds is pounds 213 a week, compared with an average of pounds 135 for all age groups.
Their spending has increased by about 30% over five years, making them the most affluent group of the baby-boomer generation across Europe.
As evidence, analysts point to a 1993 Cornell University study of what baby-boomers plan to do with their $10.4 trillion inheritance.
Experts also disagree as to whether enough baby-boomers have the financial resources to trigger a surge in vacation-home demand.
She says that baby-boomers earn more today than their parents did at the same sage of life despite recent dips in national household earnings.
Are baby-boomers taking the plunge, like the Caffeys, or putting vacation homes on the back burner, like the Rosados?
"That's because air travel is cheap and so many baby-boomers are finally reaching the age where they have money to spend." Homuth estimates that baby-boomers account for one in four of his sales.