Meaning of baby bust in English:

baby bust

Translate baby bust into Spanish


informal North American
  • A temporary marked decrease in the birth rate.

    • ‘In the days of the baby boomers and baby busts, the keepers of reflection were the tops of their prime.’
    • ‘As it seemed to have turned out, the baby bust generation had its moment in the sun with the dot com boom, and is now sitting back, licking its wounds.’
    • ‘The first dealt with Canada's creeping demographic abyss, the so-called baby bust.’
    • ‘Wrong, because government in the age of the baby bust is going inevitably to grow.’
    • ‘During the late 1980s in North America, business writers were warning of the coming labour force shortage as the baby bust cohort began to enter the labour force.’
    • ‘It may also address whether and when China should move to a nationwide two-child policy to prevent a looming baby bust.’
    • ‘The latter baby bust period coincided with women entering the labour force in unprecedented numbers.’
    • ‘At the same time, those in their 20s and 30s - the household-formation years when families borrow heavily and save little - are the sparse postwar baby bust generation.’
    • ‘Generally, baby bust generations do well in their careers and earnings because they face less competition from fellow busters.’