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SOCIAL TRENDS. Social Trends- large scale changes in our society such as an increase in immigration, decrease in fertility rates, or growth in size of elderly population Demographers- social scientists who examine social trends by studying human populations

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Social trends

SOCIAL TRENDS

  • Social Trends- large scale changes in our society such as an increase in immigration, decrease in fertility rates, or growth in size of elderly population

  • Demographers- social scientists who examine social trends by studying human populations

    • Provide population data and statistics

    • Anthropologists study the how social trends affect cultures

    • Sociologists explore the impact on families and social institutions

    • Psychologists study how social trends impact individuals


Demographic groups

DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS


What is the baby boom

What Is The Baby Boom?

  • Baby boom generally known to refer to the demographic group born between 1946-1964

    • Why did it occur?

    • Soldiers returned home after World War II

      • Wanted to resume lives quickly

      • Came home with war brides

      • Government policy for soldiers

        • Laws allowed vets return to jobs

        • Low cost mortgages

        • Loans to upgrade education

      • Social norms (post war period)

        • Marriage acceptable

        • Domestically oriented era

        • Respectability achieved through marriage and family

        • Sex outside marriage condemned


Impacts of the baby boom

Impacts Of The Baby Boom

  • Rapid growth of baby created massive social change

    • Suburban culture

      • Large demand for housing for new families

      • Construction boom

      • suburbia

        • Cars and road construction increased

        • Fast food

        • Shopping plazas

        • Drive ins

    • Institution Growth

      • Education Reform

        • Need for schools (high enrollment)

        • Progressive education


Impacts of the baby boom1

Impacts Of The Baby Boom

  • Created a Counterculture

    • when young people express values and behaviours that conflict with societal norms

    • era between 1964 to 1972 era developed into socially conscious and rebellious group

  • Characterized by protest music (Vietnam),

    anti war demonstrations,

    and peace symbols


Counterculture

Counterculture

  • Music focused on

    1) protest and rebellion

    against authority

    2) freer attitudes towards sex and drugs

  • Popular musicians were The Who, Grateful Dead, Neil Young and Jimi Hendrix


Counterculture1

Counterculture

  • Sexual promiscuity

    increased

  • Illegal drug use

    increased

  • Political activism

    increased

    • in addition to anti war protest, environmental issues and rights of women and aboriginal people


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