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October 24, 2005

More Boomer Statistics

For those of you who like statistics, here's a bunch of 'em on Baby Boomers, from a new study by the Met Life Mature Market Institute. Apparently there are a whole lot of us and we have a lot of money to spend. You can find the original study to download here.




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March 15, 2004

The Age Gauge

I was wandering around the web last night and found this little nugget.
Enter your age and you'll find out exactly where you fit in the timeline of events, people, even top-40 songs of the day. Kinda cool.




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July 18, 2003

Baby Boomers Attitudes

We found an interesting study on the AARP website looking at the attitudes of boomers back when we were young and idealistic and again in 2002. A lot has changed, a lot hasn't. You can read the report in its entirety on the AARP site


Tracing Baby Boomer Attitudes Then and Now: A Comparative Look at the Attitudes of Baby Boomers in the 1970s and 2002 --
Introduction and Highlights

Introduction

In the early to mid-seventies, as the leading edge of the baby boom generation (those born between 1946 and 1952) was coming of age, America was undergoing a period of dynamic change. The Vietnam War had been raging for a number of years, the struggles for civil rights and women's rights were at their peak, and conventional values regarding everything from religion to sex were being questioned as never before. The leading voices in all these debates were young people-the baby boomers insisting that they be heard. And America was listening.

Since then, these same baby boomers have not only come of age, they are now beginning to show their age. Some of them are in their early 50s today, and many boomers have assumed leadership roles throughout society. Many have become parents, themselves, and some are already grandparents. In many ways, their booming voices still dominate public debate in communities and in the media. Some might say that boomers are tenaciously clinging to the mantle of leadership they have worn since the seventies. But, until new voices emerge to replace theirs, boomers are still a force to be heard.

In light of the challenges facing our nation since the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, we have examined attitudes, beliefs and perspectives of leading edge baby boomers to see how they and their perceptions may have changed, or not, over the past 30 years. To do that, we gathered attitudinal surveys conducted in the early to mid 1970s, when these leading edge baby boomers were in their 20s. We then asked the same questions of this same group today, now that they are in their 50s. In some cases, the 30-year time span has meant huge changes in attitudes; in others, it seems as if hardly any time has passed.

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July 15, 2003

Can Baby Boomers Afford to Retire?

This article in the New York Times comes down hard on the savings habits of baby boomers. According to this, we may all end up living in our cars or, even worse, with our children.

Since the Times tends to archive articles quickly and make them retrievable for payment only, you can read it here as well.

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April 18, 2003

Baby Boomers Say "No Nukes"

Our most recent poll asked whether or not Boomers thought the US should use nuclear weapons in respons to a chemical or bilolgical attack by Saddam. Of 111 votes, roughly 60% (66) said "No Nukes." The pro-nukes clicked in at 35 votes and the undecided accounted for 10 votes.

Our latest poll asks if Germany, France and the UN should have a major roll in rebuilding Iraq.

Cast your vote in the left sidebar.




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February 1, 2003

Statistics: Household Income by age (1990 US Census)

This is a chart of household income by age from the 1990 US Census. Total population numbers by age group in 10 year increments.

Household Income by Age Group, US census 1990



Posted by Pete at February 2, 2003 10:26 AM


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not sure if the tech challenge is on my end, but these figures aren't legible. only half of the characters show up, half meaning tops of letters/numbers.

Posted by: garnet on May 14, 2003 12:55 PM

tried to replicate what you get, but everything is normal on my monitor. Could it be your window size or resolution? Dunno.

Posted by: jan on May 19, 2003 01:33 PM





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Statistics: Snapshot of the Baby Boomer Generation (1990 US Census)

Statistical view of the Baby Boomer Generation extracted from the 1990 census. Includes totals by age, goegraphy, race and education.

Statistical Snapshot of the Baby Boomer Generation



Posted by Pete at February 1, 2003 09:28 AM


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I am a baby boomer myself and have returned to college after a 30 year absense. I am currently working on a research paper and the subject is to find out if a trend is forming for baby boomers to retire earlier than 65. Please respond by simply telling me how old you were when you retired? Or at what age do you plan on retireing? I need this information ASAP.
Thanks
Ken

Posted by: Ken Eli on March 18, 2003 11:15 AM



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