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This is a very interesting topic on the differences between Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Z, the Millenials and more, if you would like to know how you fit into all this, and the age range bracket that you fit into.. Keep reading to find out what your generation is called.
The Lost Generation: Born between 1883 to 1900
Also known as the generation of 1914 in Europe, and also defined as the cohort who came of age during world war 1 and the roaring 20’s
The Greatest Generation: Born between 1901 – 1927
Also known as the GI Generation, also includes the veterans who fought in World War II and came of age during the Great Depression.
The Silent Generation: Born between 1928 to 1945
Also known as the lucky few, in the US, the cohort includes some who may have fought in World War II, most of those who may have fought the Korean War and many of those who may have fought during the Vietnam War.
Baby Boomers: Born Between 1944 – 1964
Also known as the Me Generation or Boomers, are the generation that were born mostly following World War II, typically born from 1946 to 1964. Increased birth rates were observed during the post–World War II baby boommaking them a relatively large demographic cohort.
Generation X: Born between 1965 – 1980
Abbreviated to Gen X, or defined as Generation Xers, The term has also been used in different times and places for a number of different subcultures or counter culture since the 1950s. In the U.S., some called Xers the “baby bust” generation because of a drop in birth rates following the baby boom.The drop in fertility rates in America began in the late 1950s.
In the U.S., some called Xers the “baby bust” generation because of a drop in birth rates following the baby boom. The drop in fertility rates in America began in the late 1950s. But according to authors William Strauss and Neil Howe (who use a twenty year span from 1961 to 1981 for their birth years), by 1991 there were approximately 88.5 million Xers in the U.S
Millenials: Born between: 1981 – 1996
Also known as Generation Y, and are the cohort of people following Generation X. According to Pew Research, the Millennials will surpass the Baby Boomers in numbers in the U.S. in 2019, with an anticipated 72 million Boomers and 73 million Millennials.
Generation Z: Born between 1997 – 2012
Abbreviated to Gen Z for short, and are the cohort of people succeeding the Millennials.
Generation Alpha: Born between 2010 to mid to late 2020
Generation Alpha is the demographic cohort succeeding Generation Z, and the first to be born entirely in the 21st century. As of 2015, there were some two and a half million people born every week around the globe. Generation Alpha is expected to reach two billion by 2025.
All facts compiled from The Lost Generation all the way to Generation Alpha, was compiled and written and all credits given to the wiki page here
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