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1 Making Connections: Canada’s Geography, Second Edition, Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education Canada. Permission to reproduce this image is restricted to purchasing schools. Canada’s Baby Boomers

2 Making Connections: Canada’s Geography, Second Edition, Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education Canada. Permission to reproduce this image is restricted to purchasing schools. Baby Boomers A baby boom is… A baby boom, by definition, is a sudden rise in the number of births observed from year to year. It ends when a sudden drop in the number of births is observed Booms tend to happen… when economics within a country are strong A baby boomer is – someone born within the designated boom.

3 Making Connections: Canada’s Geography, Second Edition, Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education Canada. Permission to reproduce this image is restricted to purchasing schools. Canada’s Baby Boom Overview WHO? 8.2 million births WHY? Improved economic conditions and a related trend over the same period toward larger families. WHERE? Europe & North America WHEN? Post World War II Most Canadian families had 3.7 children in the 1950s. This meant that at this time, there was a large dependency load and a smaller working class.

4 Making Connections: Canada’s Geography, Second Edition, Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education Canada. Permission to reproduce this image is restricted to purchasing schools. Impacts of the baby boom include 1.Increased demand on the education system in the 1960 & 1970’s. 2.Increased health demands as they age, possibly taking away money from education. 3.Increased withdrawl of the Canadian Pension Plan 4.Labour shortage and increase competition for skilled labour 5.Decisions on community infrastructure – such as housing, transportation, outdoor spaces and building accessibility (ie door knobs are not longer sold in BC) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33IlHjAHqBw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7cPbrOXBbQ

5 Making Connections: Canada’s Geography, Second Edition, Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education Canada. Permission to reproduce this image is restricted to purchasing schools. The baby boom came to an end because 1.General access to the Birth control pill 2.Women were waiting to have children as they were wanting to enter the work force first 3.People were marrying at a later age

6 Making Connections: Canada’s Geography, Second Edition, Copyright © 2007 Pearson Education Canada. Permission to reproduce this image is restricted to purchasing schools. What has happened to the dependency load between 1956 and 2004? What is the significance of this change?


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