Close to 78 million baby boomers were said to have contributed to the population crisis of sorts experienced in America between 1946 and 1964. Apart from the growing economical stability and increased financial prosperity enjoyed by the survivors, families to which baby boomers were born into were keen to give them the best of everything as they felt blessed to have the children and having survived the aftermath of war; thus, the baby boomer generation acquired privileges of better education, higher number of college degrees, more freedom to explore, learn and cultivate new political ideologies, question authority and be aware of their cultural and civil rights. This was the generation that fought up for the under-privileged lot of students who were discriminated against in colleges and professional institutions; the baby boomers shaped much of the America we see today and African-American people can thank them for paving a path for their progress in the US today.
Music – it was a changing as was the cultural norms that were frequently questioned by the baby boomers during their teenage and college years; even as young adults, they showed a keen affinity to copying the dressing style of their favorite rock-stars and musicians and blues jeans and tees became a uniform code for them, which still stands today. This soon gave way to Rhythm and Blues once Rock and Roll had firmly been established.
But, the large percentage of retirement-age baby boomers today (close to 29% of the American population) are more aware than the previous generation about saving and still enjoying for and after retirement, so are focusing more on taking care of health benefits, privately (through insurance) and aiming to raise the issue of government aided Medical and Social Security for them.
Once the sole contributors of the US government’s high and sustained financial income, baby boomers who were high achievers in their chosen professions as well as business and military heads were responsible for empowering the United States with the kind of financial stability it required to also offer aid to European and other world communities; however, once they retire, there are bound to be lesser people in the US workforce and higher number of professional retirees. This may signify the US government having to finance the retirement options of baby boomers in part so they can accommodate the remaining generation of retirees later on, with better and more advanced healthcare and facilities.
Various plots of land for retirement homes, colonies and societies have been marked off the US government as well as some private agencies who are making these available for the baby boomers reaching retirement-age; these retirees are equipped with added Social Security and Medicare programs so are better able to afford the best of town-houses with frills of cultural and social zones, much like resorts and retirement becomes a time of relaxation and rejuvenation for the baby boomers, then.