The Post WWII “Baby Boomers!” Quote from this website…
In the United States
“There are an estimated 79 million Americans who were born during this demographic boom in births. Leading-edge Baby boomers are now late middle age and entering senior years. In the economy, many are now retiring and leaving the labor force.
In 1946, live births in the U.S. surged from 222,721 in January to 339,499 in October. By the end of the 1940s, about 32 million babies had been born, compared with 24 million in the 1930s. In 1954, annual births first topped four million and did not drop below that figure until 1965, when four out of ten Americans were under the age of twenty.
In the years after the war, couples who could not afford families during the Great Depression made up for lost time; the mood was now optimistic. During the war unemployment ended and the economy greatly expanded; afterwards the country experienced vigorous economic growth until the 1970s. The G.I. Bill enabled record numbers of people to finish high school and attend college. This led to an increase in stock of skills and yielded higher incomes to families.”
Post WWII Children and Secondary PTSD Click on this website…
If you want to learn about the reality of Secondary PTSD, go to the above website. If you want to learn about my own family’s lifelong experience with Post WWII Secondary PTSD and Moral Injury, read my book, Reconciliation: A Son’s Story. My story is a non-fiction case study of what happens when a parent is affected by extended combat duty and the symptoms of PTSD or better stated, “Moral Injury.”http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/pages/moral_injury_at_war.asp
Reconciliation: A Son’s Story