Between 1935 and 1957, a period that included World War II, the birth rate rose from 16.9 to 25 per 1000 people. What was the most likely cause of this "baby boom"?


After WWII many young men returned to the United States as heroes. The government encouraged the return to civilian life by giving some financial incentives to get an education and a job. The large number of men that returned to domestic living in the United States got married and started families.

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