Story: Population change

Effects of the baby boom

The post-Second World War baby boom had serious implications for the development of public services and infrastructure. The 1957 National Film Unit production Plan for progress highlighted the need for new schools, improved electricity supply and transport infrastructure to cater for the rapidly growing population.

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Reference: Plan for Progress. National Film Unit, 1957

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Ian Pool and Natalie Jackson, 'Population change - Pākehā age structure and dependency', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 June 2024)

Story by Ian Pool and Natalie Jackson, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 23 Aug 2018 with assistance from Natalie Jackson