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War Babies

What is 'War Babies'

A name given to securities in companies that are defense contractors. These securities are called war babies because they are viewed as securities of firms that produce the majority of their revenues from war-time circumstances, including firms that operate in security and defense sectors. Also known as "defense stocks."

Explaining 'War Babies'

An example of securities from firms that would be described as war babies are companies that build aircrafts and ammunition. When a war is imminent, these stocks tend to outperform the market because of the potential for increased business and national defense contracts and revenues.


Further Reading


The changing face of debt and financial fragility at older ages
www.aeaweb.org [PDF]
… Our previous work documented the importance of housing in Baby Boomers' wealth holdings … analysis not detailed here, we find that both the War Babies and Early … Indebtedness: Causes and Consequences.” Federal Reserve Board Finance and Economics Discussion Series …

Older adult debt and financial frailtyOlder adult debt and financial frailty
papers.ssrn.com [PDF]
… Our previous work documented the importance of housing in Baby Boomers' wealth holdings … analysis not detailed here, we find that both the War Babies and Early … Indebtedness: Causes and Consequences.” Federal Reserve Board Finance and Economics Discussion Series …

Social and cultural constructions of ageing: the case of the baby boomersSocial and cultural constructions of ageing: the case of the baby boomers
journals.sagepub.com [PDF]
… Our previous work documented the importance of housing in Baby Boomers' wealth holdings … analysis not detailed here, we find that both the War Babies and Early … Indebtedness: Causes and Consequences.” Federal Reserve Board Finance and Economics Discussion Series …

Household financial planning and savings behaviorHousehold financial planning and savings behavior
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… Our previous work documented the importance of housing in Baby Boomers' wealth holdings … analysis not detailed here, we find that both the War Babies and Early … Indebtedness: Causes and Consequences.” Federal Reserve Board Finance and Economics Discussion Series …

The baby boom and World War II: A macroeconomic analysisThe baby boom and World War II: A macroeconomic analysis
academic.oup.com [PDF]
… Our previous work documented the importance of housing in Baby Boomers' wealth holdings … analysis not detailed here, we find that both the War Babies and Early … Indebtedness: Causes and Consequences.” Federal Reserve Board Finance and Economics Discussion Series …

The shadow of the past: Financial risk taking and negative life eventsThe shadow of the past: Financial risk taking and negative life events
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… Our previous work documented the importance of housing in Baby Boomers' wealth holdings … analysis not detailed here, we find that both the War Babies and Early … Indebtedness: Causes and Consequences.” Federal Reserve Board Finance and Economics Discussion Series …

Subreplacement fertility in the West before the baby boom: Past and current perspectivesSubreplacement fertility in the West before the baby boom: Past and current perspectives
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… Our previous work documented the importance of housing in Baby Boomers' wealth holdings … analysis not detailed here, we find that both the War Babies and Early … Indebtedness: Causes and Consequences.” Federal Reserve Board Finance and Economics Discussion Series …

Effects of cohort size on earnings: The baby boom babies' financial bustEffects of cohort size on earnings: The baby boom babies' financial bust
www.journals.uchicago.edu [PDF]
… Our previous work documented the importance of housing in Baby Boomers' wealth holdings … analysis not detailed here, we find that both the War Babies and Early … Indebtedness: Causes and Consequences.” Federal Reserve Board Finance and Economics Discussion Series …

Debt and financial vulnerability on the verge of retirementDebt and financial vulnerability on the verge of retirement
onlinelibrary.wiley.com [PDF]
… Our previous work documented the importance of housing in Baby Boomers' wealth holdings … analysis not detailed here, we find that both the War Babies and Early … Indebtedness: Causes and Consequences.” Federal Reserve Board Finance and Economics Discussion Series …


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