Generation Y

by NobblySan

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 So…. which one are you?

The Silent Generation are people born before 1946.

The Baby Boomers are people born between 1946 and 1959.

Generation X are people born between 1960 and 1979.

Generation Y are people born between 1980 and 1995.

Why do we call the last one – generation Y?

I did not know; but a cartoonist explains it beautifully

9 Comments to “Generation Y”

  1. This is one for Don Mills’ blog, I think.

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  2. Interesting blog and post, but it’s 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. In fact, 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 a recent op-ed about GenJones as the new generation of leadership in USA TODAY:
    http://www.usatoday.com/printedition/news/20090127/column27_st.art.htm

    Here’s a page with a good overview of recent media interest in GenJones:
    http://generationjones.com/2009latest.html

    And here’s a five minute video featuring dozens of America’s top political commentators discussing the importance of Generation Jones:

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  3. Bloody hell, mate!

    It was just a joke that someone emailed to me….honest.

    I used to know a girl called Jenny Jones – I wonder if she’s involved in all this shenanigans?

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  4. Ermmm … ahem …. that wuz my maiden name …… but my name’s not Jenny 😀 (and I don’t get meself involved in shenanigans – whatever that is)

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  5. That would be some coincidence Julie, seeing as half of Wales in inhabited by people called Jones.

    The other half are sheep.

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  6. Is their surname Jones as well?

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  7. Thanks for the laugh Nobbly!

    Interesting blog and post, but it’s missing an important part of the equation: Generation Wilcox-Smythe.

    Shall I continue….?

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    • Please don’t.

      But, please tell me: are they the Buckinghamshire Wilcox-Smythes?

      If so, then Daddy was in The Guards with Peregrine Wilcox-Smythe. Frightfully decent chap! Not the sort to get mixed up with with generations at all.

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  8. Those sound like the posh people … I don’t think there’s any of that generation around here ….

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