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Old 08-03-2007, 04:28 PM   #21
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It's close but I believe that the peak year was 1963. Eyeballing this chart anyway the drop off occured after 63'

< Number of births in the United States, 1934 to present >
going to look at this closer

i've had a theory that most recessions can be correlated to an increase in births because it causes people to stop spending on disposable stuff for a while. and that housing bubbles lag an increase in marriages by a few years. people get married, buy a home, buy junk for the home, causes demand for all kinds of things and commodities

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Old 08-03-2007, 10:17 PM   #22
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I believe not only was 1957 a baby boom year, it was the absolute peak year for US births. Trailed off fairly steeply after '57.

Also 1957 was getting close to the last birth cohort that could grow up without even hearing of herpes or HIV, let alone catching one of them.

no doubt about it ha. i've been lucky in so many ways and i don't take that for granted one bit. my older brother was last year of draft lottery. then by the time of the gulf war i was too old for the army to want me.

the sexual revolution predated me but then i was able to explore my own body & desires before aids & even herpes became such issues. i just popped out of mom's womb and slid safely home. i've had it made and i know it.

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Old 08-05-2007, 09:05 AM   #23
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I just turned 55 so I am right smack in the middle
of the baby boom generation... two weeks after
my 55th birthday, I retired. I have no debt...
my home and car are paid off... and I have a
fun part time job... and no stocks.

Life is good.

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