Could someone please explain which generation coincides with which birth years? For example, is it merely that people born 1965-1980 are Generation X or is it more or less specific?
#105090. Asked by scottietwenty3. (Apr 27 09 12:18 AM)
Generatio X: Has many different answers|
Generation X can technically be defined as the generation following the Baby Boomers. Xers were born between 1965 and 1980, 1961 and 1981, 1964 and 1979, 1963 and 1979, 1965 and 1975 or since the mid-1960s, depending on which source you use.
For practical purposes we will say that Generation X was born between 1965 and 1980, now ranging in age from 17-32 and usually judged by characteristics assigned to them by the media.
The term was actually coined from the Strauss/Howe book so maybe his definition should count:
In the 1991 book Generations, William Strauss and Neil Howe call this generation the "13th Generation" and define the birth years as 1961 to 1981. Using their methods, it is the 13th generation to know the flag of the United States (counting back to the peers of Benjamin Franklin). The label was also chosen because they consider it a "Reactive" or "Nomad" generation, composed of those who were children during a spiritual awakening.
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Generation Y is said to be consisting of those people born between 1980 and 1994.|
Generation Y consists primarily of the offspring of the Baby Boomers, Generation Jones, and Generation X cohorts
Generation Y, being born around or during the Dotcom Boom is also referred to in some circles as the "Net Generation".
Baby Boom Generation is a term which describes a generation born during the middle part of the 20th Century. The birth years of the Baby Boom Generation are the subject of controversy. Historically, everyone born during the post-World War II demographic boom in births was called part of the Baby Boom Generation
Many analysts have defined two separate cultural generations born during this demographic birth boom: An older generation called the Baby Boom Generation, and a younger generation usually called Generation Jones.
There is some disagreement as to the precise beginning and ending dates of the post-war baby boom, but it is most often agreed to begin in the years immediately after the war, ending more than a decade later; birth rates in the United States started to decline in 1957.
Generation Jones is a term used to describe the generation of people born between 1954 and 1965
The MTV Generation is a term sometimes used to refer to people born between roughly 1975-1983, a generation whose adolescence and coming of age is perceived to have been heavily influenced by 1990s era popular culture in general and mass media in particular.|
Together these would give us:
Baby Boomers : 45- 57
Jones: 54 - 65
X: 61 -81
Y: 80 - 94
After all of that I found this!
According to the US The Population Reference Bureau:
1983-2001 - New Boomers
1965-1982 - Generation X
1946-1964 - Baby Boomers
1929-1945 - Lucky Few
1909-1928 - Good Warriors
1890-1908 - Hard Timers
1871-1889 - New Worlders
US demographers recognise the following:
2000/2001-Present - New Silent Generation or Generation Z
1980-2000 - Millennials or Generation Y
1965-1979 - Generation X
1946-1964 - Baby Boom
1925-1945 - Silent Generation
1900-1924 - G.I. Generation
Date ranges are not set in stone and are approximate and dependent upon who you talk to.|
Birth cohorts classified as "generations" have tended to cover periods of around 15 or 20 years (more or less the length of a childhood), with different sources establishing different ranges for them. For the most part, the ranges given below reflect common usage.
1901-1913: Interbellum Generation - grew up during World War I, the Roaring Twenties and through Prohibition.
1914-1929: The G.I. Generation, the generation of veterans that fought and won World War II. 1930-1941: The Silent Generation was the generation born between the two World Wars, who were too young to join the service when World War II started.
1942 to around 1953: The Baby Boom Generation was the generation born just after World War II, a time that included a 14-year increase in birthrate worldwide.
1954 to 1965: Generation Jones was the generation of children in the 1960s, who came of age in the middle to late 1970s and early 1980s.
*Generation X is the generation born between approximately 1965 to 1980, and connected to the pop culture of the 1980s and 1990s they grew up in.
*MTV Generation is the generation born approximately between 1975 and 1986. They are typically conceived as a "cusp" generation between Generation X and Generation Y that possess definable traits of both.
*Generation Y, or "Millennial", born from around 1980 to around the mid 1990s.
*Generation Z are modern children, born from somewhere in the second half of the 1990s to the present.
Also see Question #52609:
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