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Saturday, June 13, 2009


We all know...

People born before 1946 are called The Silent generation,

Folks born between 1946 and 1959 are called Baby Boomers,

People born between 1960 and 1979 are called Generation X,

And young people born between 1980 and present are called Generation Y.

Do you know why we call the last one generation Y?

The cartoon below explains it perfectly...

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1 comment:

gdrt66 said...

Interesting blog. Love the GenY cartoon. But you're missing an important part of the equation: Generation Jones, born 1954-1965, between the Boomers and Generation X.

Google Generation Jones, and you’ll see it’s gotten a ton of media attention, and many top commentators from many top publications and networks (Washington Post, Time magazine, NBC, Newsweek, ABC, etc.) now specifically use this term. The Associated Press' annual Trend Report chose the Rise of Generation Jones as the #1 trend of 2009.

It is important to distinguish between the post-WWII demographic boom in births vs. the cultural generations born during that era. Generations are a function of the common formative experiences of its members, not the fertility rates of its parents. Many experts now believe it breaks down this way:

DEMOGRAPHIC boom in babies: 1946-1964
Baby Boom GENERATION: 1942-1953
Generation Jones: 1954-1965
Generation X: 1966-1978

Here is an op-ed about GenJones as the new generation of leadership in USA TODAY:

Here's a page with a good overview of recent stuff about GenJones: