Hello, in my exercise book I am asked what factors explain the "baby boom"?
Explanation from Alloprof
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Both world wars and the Great Depression were periods where several countries experienced a decline in the birth rate (1914-1945).
From 1950 to 1965, these same countries had a marked increase in the number of births.
Several factors explain this ;
-The men were back from the war in Europe;
-Women had more children on average, compared to the previous periods mentioned above.
-People got married earlier.
-Several marriages that were delayed because of the difficult times finally happened in 1945.
-There was a drop in infant mortality.
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