Predictions about the family:
--Nine out of 10 baby boomers will marry once.
--One in three will marry twice.
--A baby-boom marriage will last 23 years, on average.
--Half of baby boomers will divorce once.
--One in five will divorce twice.
--Only six in 100 baby boomers will achieve the "ideal" family--a lifetime marriage with two children, a boy and a girl.
--By 1995, most baby-boom women will no longer be of child-bearing age.
--Most of the baby-boom's children will see their parents divorce.
Predictions about money:
--Baby boomers will work at 10 different jobs during their lives.
--By the turn of the century, one in 10 baby-boom households will make $75,000 or more a year, adjusted for inflation.
--By the year 2000, three out of four baby boomers will own a home.
--Among the homeowners, 90% will own a home like the one they grew up in.
--For most baby boomers, real estate will not be a good investment.
Predictions about beliefs:
--The baby boom will become more conservative in middle age.
--The baby-boom vote will make a difference for the first time in the presidential election of 1992.
--The baby boom will become more liberal in old age.
--American social consciousness will reawaken in the year 2010.
Predictions about aging:
--Most baby boomers will feel fat in middle-age.
--The baby boom, obsessed with looking young, will create a boom in plastic surgery.
--The baby boom will spend 20 years in retirement.
--Baby-boom women will spend 19 years as widows.
--The best long-term investment for the baby boom is to have children.
--One out of three baby boomers will live to age 85.
--One million baby boomers will live to be 100 years old.
--The last baby boomer will die about 2069.