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By Cheryl Russell

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Without the infant growth, the USA will be a distinct position. The Vietnam struggle may have lasted longer. Rock and roll will be much less pervasive. The civil rights stream may have replaced legislation and attitudes extra slowly. yet girls could be extra forward in activity prestige and pay if there have been no child boorr.. Hous­ ing will be more affordable. The economic system may have performed larger within the Seventies, and other people now of their 20s, 30s, and 40s will be making more cash. For the prior 30 years, the newborn growth iteration­ all these born among 1946 and 1964-shook American economics, politics, and tradition. however the complete influence of seven eight PREFACE the child growth is but to return as the new release is simply now gaining the industrial and political strength to de­ termine occasions. although the child increase is a various new release associated simply through its date of delivery, that hyperlink is necessary. The gener­ ation spans 19 years, this means that many boomers ex­ perience a similar issues on the comparable time-going to col­ lege, getting a task, marrying, divorcing, paying for a home, beginning a relatives. due to this, the infant growth in­ fluences what America's companies produce, what the media write approximately, and what the politicans help. It focuses the nation's recognition on itself; its issues be­ come the nation's matters. no matter what age the child growth is turns into the nation's age.

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College degree or not, the incomes of most baby boomers will never be much to brag about, especially compared to what their fathers made. 30 In the 1960s, it rose another 25%. The average man was making nearly $7000 more in 1970 than in 1950-that's on top of inflationary increases in pay. Since 1970, however, men's median income has fallen 13% after adjusting for inflation, in part because the baby boom crowded into the labor force and lowered wages, THE NEW RULES 67 but also because of the high inflation in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

More important than politics to the younger ones is finding a way to make ends meet. Forty-three percent of the older baby boomers thought the disadvantaged deserved preferential treatment. Among the younger baby boomers, the proportion favoring such preferential treatment was only 36%. The younger baby boomers, struggling to make ends meet, aren't as likely to give the fellow over there a leg up when they feel mired in the mud themselves. 45 The 1980 seniors were not as active in activities such as the school newspaper and yearbook; science, foreign language, and other academically oriented clubs; and student government.

37 Nothing changes people so much as education. Education determines how they live, how they vote, what they buy, and what they believe. American society has become more diverse, and more accepting of diversity, because its members are more educated. This is why the baby boom forges new ways of life, and why there cannot be-no matter how much some people may want it-a return to the simple traditions of the past. Becoming educated makes life more complex because it turns black and white into shades of gray.

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