Questions Abour Boomers And Related Issues

By : Jeri Maier

Question

I am a graduate student working on a research
project that focuses on the age co-hort of
50-59. My specific topic is to find what the 
changing roles/attitudes are of people in
their 50's concerning politics. What are the 
major issues facing people in their 50's? How
have their attitudes towards politics changed 
over the years? 

Thanks for your help!

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Question

How many people were born between 1946 and 1964
globally (not only US)? 

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Question

I am looking for Marketing  Statistics and general
demographical information  regarding Baby Boomers 
for a TV program proposal for the US Cable TV 
market. 
Can you help point me in the right direction?

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Question

What are the expected ramifications on the labor 
market in the U.S. with the boomers have as they 
continue to age?

Answer

Boomers are more educated than their parents' generation.
They  are more health concious, in tune with nature,  
youth oriented and looking forward to early retirement. 
(if they can afford to)  Some boomers can not afford to
retire but will be forced to by companies wanting to cut
cost by replacing them cheaper, younger college grads. 
(This strategy is only providing them with short term 
benefit because it will take time for learning curb
and these young people will also move on after they 
learn the rope or migrate with family).

Many boomers would like to retire and or work part 
time or own business.  Many expressed desire 
to go back to school to change their career to something
else more in tune of what they really want to do.

If you look at these statistics and the one down below
within the next 5 to 10 years... these populatons 
will either retire or only work.. part time...
By 2020, the number of people 55 and older will 
have soared by 73%, while the prime working-age
group will have grown just 5%.  With this situation,
unless the existing working population and the new 
college grads can make up for Boomers..there will 
be some labor shortages in some fields...

Other ramifications of boomers toward national health
care, finance and taxation and education.

By the year 2020, one fifth of the U.S. 
population will be 65-plus. A major challenge 
of managing the health care of this aging cohorts.

* Generation trailing boomers is smaller and less 
educated; its contribution to income tax revenue 
will be less. 
* Majority of echo boomers (baby boomers' children) 
will enter college just as tax revenue declines. 

Compensation and Benefits 
* Health care costs rise as workers age 
* Base salary and number of vacation days rise with 
tenure 
* Most pensions are based on number of years worked 
and employee's final salary 
* Company's matches in a defined contribution plan
 rise with age, as older workers tend to contribute 
a greater percentage of their
larger paychecks. 

Productivity Concerns 
* Will output suffer as workers age? 
* Will there be enough qualified younger workers 
to replace boomers? 
* Will the shrinking percentage of younger 
workers generate enough revenue to fund benefits 
now accruing to older workers?
* Sources: Los Angesles Times Articles
By PATRICE APODACA,  
Monday, June 8, 1998 COLUMN ONE

Question

 
Where do you think Baby Boomers would like to
go for vacation or trips?

Answer

From our observation and informal survey, 
boomers favourite places they like to travel 
to:

1) Cruise (Calibean, Alaska, Mexico, 
Greece, Europe)
2) Europe.
3) Eco-tour.
4) Motorhome / RV tour around the U.S.
5) Hawaii
6) Atlantic City
7) Florida and Disneyworld
8) Winery Tour.
9) Africa
10) Australia, New Zealand.
11) Southeast Asia, East Asia and South Pacific.
13) Middle East, Egypt, Morroco, Russia.

Question

 
I am a tail-end boomer. Born between 1960 
and 1965. I am looking for any information on
Canadian demographics or other sites directly 
relating to tail-enders. Does anyone know of 
any good sites regarding these topics?

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Search YahooCanada on 'demographic and canada' will give you these web sites listed below.
  • GLIN - The Great Lakes Information Network - Regional cooperative project to establish a binational data and information service spanning environmental quality, resource management, transportation, demographic, and economic development data, information and resources in the Great Lakes region of the U.S. and Canada.
  • City of Guelph - surrounded by the Great Lakes and just 100 km (60 miles) from Toronto. Includes information on business development, public transit, demographics, recreation, tourism, and meeting schedules.
  • City of Cornwall - Economic Development
    - a business profile of the City of Cornwall. Features include demographics, tourism, and real estate information, business news, and a list of manufacturing industries.
  • Newspaper Audience Databank Inc. (NADbank) - research arm of the Canadian newspaper industry, is a resource for Canadian demographics and statistics.
  • Foot, David K - current research interests are in the interrelationships between economics and demographics, and the implications for private and public policy.
  • Manitoba's Central Plains Region
    - information on communities in the Central Plains region of Manitoba. Demographics, features, attractions.
  • Town of Taber - Urban Community Profile
    - includes information on local business, industry, resources, recreation, history, local amenities, demographics and statistics. For information about Late Boomers who were born between 1960 and 1965, try this site about the CUSP by Roger Wilson's :
  • On The Cusp
  • Tweeners Web Site For people who are born between 1960 - 1965

    Question

    Where on your site can I find great gift ideas for women?

    Answer

    Go to our Baby Boomers Business Web Ring
  • http://boomersint.org/boomring.html OR
    Boomers MarketPlace
  • http://boomersint.org/marketpl.htm

    Question

     
    
  • Chuck Nyren said you might be able to help me find my target market of women between the ages of 45-65 or just baby boomers by location. The product seems to only appeal to baby boomers and I am trying to find the highest concentration locations in Calif. The census bureau has for Calif. but they not broken down by area! Do you know of any other place I can look to complete my plan? Any info would be appreciated. - Chris
  • Answer

    There are several web sites that you can search 
    for demographics info. including our own  
    Boomers Articles
    
    These sites provides indepth marketing info.
    
    
  • Demographics
  • US News
  • Bureau Of Statistics (Us Gov't) with sample data below:
    Boomers Boom in these cities (% of total populations)
    
    Santa Fe 	35.1%
    Anchorage	34.2%
    Denver		32.8%
    Seattle		31.5%
    Atlanta		31.4%
    Washington/	31.4%
    Baltimore
    Portland/Salem  31.2%
    Oregon
    Kokomo, Ind.    31.0%
    York, Pa.       30.9%
    San Francisco   30.8%
    Portland, Maine 30.8%
    
    Sources: Census Bureau, State and 
    Methopolitan Area Data Book
    1997-1998 and USA Today.
    

    Question

    How Do I Get Info for Coney Island?

    Answer

    There are many good web sites: Try these :
  • Coney Island History Articles - at UCLA.
    and Other Amusement Parks.
  • Coney Island Page by Bruce and his friends. http://www.angelfire.com/co/cascole/coney.html

  • Questions

    Subj:	Tatoo's
    Date:	98-08-30 23:06:50 EDT
    From:	BizBros
    To:	BoomersInt
    
    As a Baby Boomer and working on getting my 
    Graduate Degree, I need some help in gathering 
    some information about Tatoo's! Yes, I have a 
    few of them but am interested in others my age 
    who have them.  My first Tatoo's came at the 
    age of seventeen while I was in the Navy.  
    After 37 years, Imjust got a couple of more.  
    I still like them.  My wife isn't crazy about 
    them and thinks I'm a bit old for this type of 
    behavior! 
    What I need are thoughts and feelings about 
    the reasons for getting them in the first place 
    and then what your feelings are about them after 
    many, many years. My E-mail address is: 
    Bizbros@AOL.com  
    Basic info is age, sex and feelings about you 
    getting and having Tatoo's. 
    Thanks in Advance
    
    PS. Any written material concerning this 
    topic is appreciated.
    

    Answer

    We are trying to research some materials about 
    Tatoos since we, here at BI have no first hand 
    or body experience with Tatoos at all...:)
    I am wondering whether you should post your note on AOL Boomer Board... they have wide variety of subjects and AOL Boomers are happy and willing to share with you. They are friendly bunch. Listed below are some of the web site for Tatoos although they are generalize in nature. Tatoos Page
    created by: Colin Ochel (http://ziris.syr.edu/dj/dj.tatoos/tatoos.html) From there you can find some beautiful and meaningful graphics of tatoos and also a page where people posted their thoughts and feelings about tatoos.


    Question

     
    
  • I am 30 year old student. For a Communications project: As the year 2000 approaches, what are some of the needs (goods, services) that a baby-boomer looks for? What products and services, the baby boomers would likely to need or want to buy?
  • Answer

    Boomers are more health concious, in tune 
    with nature, youth oriented and looking forward to 
    early retirement. (if they can afford to) 
    
    1.  Retirement home.
    2.  Gardening related products, plants, pools
        and or ponds etc.
    3.  Gifts for children (household goods, clothings).
    4.  Comfortable clothes and shoes.
    5.  Healthy food products, vitamins,
        organic fruits, vegetables, juices etc.
    6.  Travel and travel related products, Cruise trip.   
        Eating out at different restaurants.
    7.  Visiting children where they live, etc.
        Vacation which will include car rental,
        hotel, motels, etc. 
    8.  Exercise product and equipments
    9.  Collectable cars and wine collection.  
        Antique, jewelries and collectables, .
    10. Retire and work on own business.  
    11. Many women and some men would like products 
        and services that will make them look and 
        feel young. 
    12. Most boomers said if they can afford it, 
        they would consider plastic surgery and
        antia-aging skin-care.
    13. Glooming products, teeth (whitening), hair coloring. 
    14. Self Help seminar, financial planning seminar,
    15. Many expressed desire to go back to school.

    Question

    Thank you for the information you have provided 
    me. I am a student writing a research paper on 
    whether Generation X-er's have a more optimistic 
    view of the American Dream than their Baby Boomer 
    parents did. While I was researching my topic, I 
    came across your web site.
    
    I will be extremly grateful if you could reply 
    to this e-mail with answers to ANY of the following 
    questions:
    
    --- What was the "American Dream" (AD) (or, the 
    outlook for the future) of Baby Boomers when 
    they were approximately 16-30 years old?
    --- How does this view of the AD compare to how 
    Gen. X-er's view it today?
    --- How were Baby Boomers influenced on how their 
    future (AD) would turn out? Was it through their 
    parents, teachers, society, culture?
    --- How have Gen. X-er's been influenced on their AD?
    --- Who has/had the more optimistic AD?
    --- Did the AD come true for the Baby Boomers?
    
    Thank you again for your time and for the help you 
    have already given me.
    

    Answer

    --- Go to college, get a good paying job, raise a family,
        Change the world for the better.
    --- Probability of Gen. X-er's and Baby Boomers enjoy 
        the same American dream are high.  
    --- Baby Boomers were influenced by all of what you 
        mentioned especially their parents and later on 
        their own peers and cohorts and their own rebellious
        against "The Establishment".  Baby Boomers, however
        are in the mainstream and become more conservative
        as they get older.
    --- Gen. X-er's are influenced heavily by the new social 
        structure and their yearnings of their idealogy. 
    

    Question

  • PLEASE! Can you tell me where I can find VCR recordings of the TV show adventures in Paradise? I looked on the Fifties Page link.. Shokus Vidios, but they did not have it. I know that about a year ago I found a link on an Oldies page to a site that sold Oldies TV shows, as Amos and Andy, and such and the guy had this show listed. But I lost that computer to a storm and no longer have the bookmark. Do you have a suggestion as to where to look? Thanks
  • Answer

                     Try contacting any of these collectors:
                                      Mike LeBell's Video
                                     75 Fremont Place
                                   Los Angeles, CA 90005
                                     PH: (213) 938-3333
                                     FAX: (213) 938-3334
                                      or eMail them at:
                                       MLVIDEO@AOL.COM
    
                                Bob McCrea - Video Collection 
                           This collector sells and trades videos. 
                               He has over 15,000 movie titles
                                 to choose from. eMail address:
                                        bpm123@nb.net
    
                                      Movies Unlimited
                            Complete sellers of classic videos
                         3015 Darnell Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154
                                      1-800-4-MOVIES
    
        Video Flicks 
               A lot to choose from and easy to order.
               http://www.videoflicks.com/index.htm
        
        Englewood Entertainment 
              Great collection of sci-fi/horror movies.
              http://www.englewd.com/invaders.html
    

    Question

  • I have two statistical questions regarding baby boomers. Approximately how many living U.S. citizens are baby boomers? What percentage of the total U.S. population does this fugure represent?
  • I would very much like to find US birthrates from 1940-1950. ie, How much did the actual birthrate rise in 1946 vs post and prior years. I believe Baby Boom began long befoe 1946. Any ideas? I was concieved on December7, 1941.
  • Answer

    Here is the complete population growth rate 
    for the US:
    
    http://www.census.gov/population/estimates/nation/popclockest.txt
    
    Historical National Population Estimates:  July 1, 1900 to July 1, 1997
    
    Source:  U.S. Bureau of the Census
    Internet Release date:  April 2, 1998
    
                              National          Population      Average Annual
         Date               Population              Change      Percent Change
    
     July 1, 1997          267,636,061           2,456,650                0.92
     July 1, 1996          265,179,411           2,418,772                0.92
     July 1, 1995          262,760,639           2,468,202                0.94
     July 1, 1994          260,292,437           2,539,735                0.98
     July 1, 1993          257,752,702           2,750,875                1.07
     July 1, 1992          255,001,827           2,877,465                1.13
     July 1, 1991          252,124,362           2,684,817                1.07
     July 1, 1990          249,439,545           2,620,315                1.06
     July 1, 1989          246,819,230           2,320,248                0.94
     July 1, 1988          244,498,982           2,210,064                0.91
     July 1, 1987          242,288,918           2,156,031                0.89
     July 1, 1986          240,132,887           2,209,092                0.92
     July 1, 1985          237,923,795           2,098,893                0.89
     July 1, 1984          235,824,902           2,032,908                0.87
     July 1, 1983          233,791,994           2,127,536                0.91
     July 1, 1982          231,664,458           2,198,744                0.95
     July 1, 1981          229,465,714           2,241,033                0.98
     July 1, 1980          227,224,681           2,169,194                0.96
     July 1, 1979          225,055,487           2,470,942                1.10
     July 1, 1978          222,584,545           2,345,120                1.06
     July 1, 1977          220,239,425           2,204,261                1.01
     July 1, 1976          218,035,164           2,061,965                0.95
     July 1, 1975          215,973,199           2,119,271                0.99
     July 1, 1974          213,853,928           1,945,140                0.91
     July 1, 1973          211,908,788           2,012,767                0.95
     July 1, 1972          209,896,021           2,235,344                1.07
     July 1, 1971          207,660,677           2,608,503                1.26
     July 1, 1970          205,052,174           2,375,228                1.17
     July 1, 1969          202,676,946           1,970,894                0.98
     July 1, 1968          200,706,052           1,993,996                1.00
     July 1, 1967          198,712,056           2,151,718                1.09
     July 1, 1966          196,560,338           2,257,375                1.16
     July 1, 1965          194,302,963           2,414,172                1.25
     July 1, 1964          191,888,791           2,646,993                1.39
     July 1, 1963          189,241,798           2,704,061                1.44
     July 1, 1962          186,537,737           2,846,256                1.54
     July 1, 1961          183,691,481           3,020,323                1.66
     July 1, 1960          180,671,158           2,841,530                1.59
     July 1, 1959          177,829,628           2,947,724                1.67
     July 1, 1958          174,881,904           2,897,774                1.67
     July 1, 1957          171,984,130           3,081,099                1.81
     July 1, 1956          168,903,031           2,971,829                1.78
     July 1, 1955          165,931,202           2,905,348                1.77
     July 1, 1954          163,025,854           2,841,662                1.76
     July 1, 1953          160,184,192           2,631,452                1.66
     July 1, 1952          157,552,740           2,674,851                1.71
     July 1, 1951          154,877,889           2,606,472                1.70
     July 1, 1950          152,271,417           3,083,287                2.05
     July 1, 1949          149,188,130           2,556,828                1.73
     July 1, 1948          146,631,302           2,505,231                1.72
     July 1, 1947          144,126,071           2,737,505                1.92
     July 1, 1946          141,388,566           1,460,401                1.04
     July 1, 1945          139,928,165           1,530,820                1.10
     July 1, 1944          138,397,345           1,657,992                1.21
     July 1, 1943          136,739,353           1,879,800                1.38
     July 1, 1942          134,859,553           1,457,082                1.09
     July 1, 1941          133,402,471           1,280,025                0.96
     July 1, 1940          132,122,446           1,242,728                0.95
     July 1, 1939          130,879,718           1,054,779                0.81
     July 1, 1938          129,824,939           1,000,110                0.77
     July 1, 1937          128,824,829             771,649                0.60
     July 1, 1936          128,053,180             802,948                0.63
     July 1, 1935          127,250,232             876,459                0.69
     July 1, 1934          126,373,773             795,010                0.63
     July 1, 1933          125,578,763             738,292                0.59
     July 1, 1932          124,840,471             800,823                0.64
     July 1, 1931          124,039,648             962,907                0.78
     July 1, 1930          123,076,741           1,309,741                1.07
     July 1, 1929          121,767,000           1,258,000                1.04
     July 1, 1928          120,509,000           1,474,000                1.23
     July 1, 1927          119,035,000           1,638,000                1.39
     July 1, 1926          117,397,000           1,568,000                1.34
     July 1, 1925          115,829,000           1,720,000                1.50
     July 1, 1924          114,109,000           2,162,000                1.91
     July 1, 1923          111,947,000           1,898,000                1.71
     July 1, 1922          110,049,000           1,511,000                1.38
     July 1, 1921          108,538,000           2,077,000                1.93
     July 1, 1920          106,461,000           1,947,000                1.85
     July 1, 1919          104,514,000           1,306,000                1.26
     July 1, 1918          103,208,000             -60,000               -0.06
     July 1, 1917          103,268,000           1,307,000                1.27
     July 1, 1916          101,961,000           1,415,000                1.40
     July 1, 1915          100,546,000           1,435,000                1.44
     July 1, 1914           99,111,000           1,886,000                1.92
     July 1, 1913           97,225,000           1,890,000                1.96
     July 1, 1912           95,335,000           1,472,000                1.56
     July 1, 1911           93,863,000           1,456,000                1.56
     July 1, 1910           92,407,000           1,917,000                2.10
     July 1, 1909           90,490,000           1,780,000                1.99
     July 1, 1908           88,710,000           1,702,000                1.94
     July 1, 1907           87,008,000           1,558,000                1.81
     July 1, 1906           85,450,000           1,628,000                1.92
     July 1, 1905           83,822,000           1,656,000                2.00
     July 1, 1904           82,166,000           1,534,000                1.88
     July 1, 1903           80,632,000           1,469,000                1.84
     July 1, 1902           79,163,000           1,579,000                2.01
     July 1, 1901           77,584,000           1,490,000                1.94
     July 1, 1900           76,094,000                 ---                 ---
    
    NOTES:
    (1)  National population data for the years 1900 to 1929 are only available
            rounded to the nearest thousand.
    (2)  National population data for the years 1900 to 1949 exclude the
            population residing in Alaska and Hawaii.
    (3)  National population data for the years 1940 to 1979 cover the resident
            population plus Armed Forces overseas.  National population data for 
            all other years cover only the resident population.
    
    SOURCES:
    Current Population Reports, Series P-25, Nos. 311, 
    917, 1095, and Population Paper Listing PPL-91.
    

    Question

  • The site is spectacular. I give lectures to pastors and church leaders on boomers and will certainly pass along your site. I have a question: Do you know where I might find a video that shows some of the history of boomers (i.e., JFK assasination, duck and cover commercials, Nixon resignation, Vietnam war, etc.)? I would appreciate any help you can give me.
  • Answer

     
    We have this info on our July 1998 copy of 
    our Newsletter :
    
    
  • http://cnn.com/almanac/9807/20/ CNN Almanac Site: Change the YYMM/DD/ format 9807/08 for month and day you want to see what happened on that day in the past and also all the events from that to the week ahead.
  • American Memory: at Library of Congress: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ Here you can find archive of Photos, Prints, Documents, Motion Pictures, Maps and Sound Recordings of American history collections.
  • Boomers International Web Site
    http://boomersint.org