What impact did the baby boom have on the 1950’s and 1960’s in Canada? To understand what impact it had we must think what it was. The baby boom was a period after World War 2 where the growth in population soared. Soldiers came back from the war wanting to start a family, have a nice peaceful life, and forget about war. The baby boom generation was raised differently then any other generation. They had many benefits that the generation of WWII soldiers didn’t have when they were young. The baby boom generation was a special generation in many ways. The baby boom impacted Canada in the aspects of women, economics, and how they were raised.
Women were treated much differently in the baby boom generation. Women were portrayed as housewives only. Many women had dreams to be so much more but they lost those dreams along the way with the troubles of motherhood and marriage. If women wanted more they were encouraged to take jobs such as stewardesses or teachers. No one in that time thought women to be good for much more then house work. But many women in the 1950’s and 1960’s actually had a good job and were earning more then the male of the house. Over 60% of the female population had a job other then housewife, teacher, or stewardess.1 Many of these jobs were heads of businesses and other great jobs.1 Although schools did promote these jobs, many women started to become independent. When you actually analyze the facts, women weren’t what most people thought they were in that time period.1 So even if women were portrayed as housewives back in the 1950’s/60’s, the reality is they were so much more.
The major impact was the economic impact the baby boomers had on Canada in the 1950’s and 1960’s. One major economic impact was the products sold. Companies would target their products on the baby boom generation seeing as they were the largest generation.2 As the generation grew older the products changed. Lots of thes