I was a bit alarmed recently to accidently discover that I am a BABY BOOMER! this was distressing, because I thought my parents were also BABY BOOMERS! but looked it up today....baby boomers are 1946-1964 [according to one source]
but I could be a Tweener, also known as Generation Jones......
Tweener, also known as Generation Jones, is the generation born between the Baby Boomers and Generation X. Tweeners are primarily the offspring of the Silent Generation; mostly they were children in the 1960s, and teens in the 1970s.
OR I COULD BE GENERATION X! I am sooooooo confused!
* (born 1960-1979) Generation X is the generation born between approximately 1964 to 1981. Other names used interchangeably with Generation X are 13th Generation and Baby Busters.
so my parents belong to The Silent Generation (ages 63 to 81) ~~~~~~ my husband could be a different generation since he was born a few months later in 1965....Generation X is a term used to describe generations in many countries around the world born from 1965 to around 1982. The term has been used in demography, the social sciences, and marketing, though it is most often used in popular culture.”
Koren & KJ are Generation Y, also known as the ‘Millennial Generation’, refers to a specific cohort of individuals born from about 1980 through and including the year 1994. However this is disputed by demographers and varies across countries; so the years 1988-2008 is also somewhat widely used. if you go till 2008, then Katie is also in this generation.
The Lost Generation was a term originally used to identify a group of American literary expatriates living in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s; it is now used more generally to describe the generation of young people who came of age in the United States during and shortly after World War I....this would be my great grandparents.
* The Greatest Generation is the worldwide generation of Allies that served in World War II. This group overlaps with the G.I. Generation, the generation of veterans that fought and won World War II, later to become the Establishment, and the parents of children who would later become the Baby Boomers.
* 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. Many had fathers who served in World War I. (1925-1945)
* (born 1944-1960) The Baby Boomers were the generation born just after World War II, a time that included a 14-year increase in birthrate worldwide. Baby Boomers in their teen and college years were characteristically part of the 1960s counterculture, but later became more conservative, eventually gave birth to Generations X and Y. Most academic and demographic literature uses 1946 and 1960 as the cutoff years of the Baby Boom generation.
* Tweener, also known as Generation Jones, is the generation born between the Baby Boomers and Generation X. Tweeners are primarily the offspring of the Silent Generation; mostly they were children in the 1960s, and teens in the 1970s.
* (born 1960-1979) Generation X is the generation born between approximately 1964 to 1981. Other names used interchangeably with Generation X are 13th Generation and Baby Busters. Most of this generation are children of The Baby Boomers and The Silent Generation. They tended to grow up with video games and MTV, and those born before 1973 spent most of their teen years in the 1980s.
* (born 1975-1986) XY Cusp, also known as the MTV Generation, was caught between the end of Generation X and start of Generation Y, mainly living out their childhood through the 80s and teen years in the mid-90s. This generation was influenced by the launch of MTV, and the popularization of Web technology after 1995. Their peak is usually given as (1975-1986). This is also sometimes referred to as the Boomerang Generation.
* (born 1980-2001) Generation Y, also known as the Echo Boom although Millennials is becoming the more common parlance for this generation. They grew up with many world-changing events including the rise of mass communication, the Internet, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Y Generation is known as a Culture War “battleground” with growing disagreements between conservative and progressive perspectives. 1981-2001 is the widest possible definition commonly cited, but generally speaking is the generation that was born in the 1980s.
* (after 1990) Generation Z, New Silent Generation or Homelander Generation is the youngest of generations thus far. These are the people that are born in the 1990s.
* (born after 1993) Generation I, is the generation born after the internet became mainstream (year 1993). This generation has also been referred to as “digital natives.” as well as the “Net Generation.” They can come to be known as the Next-Net Generation or N2 Generation, having grown up in an era where the web/internet pervaded every aspect of their lives. These are generally the people that will be coming of age in the 2010s and the 2020s.
ok...now this other source I found puts baby boomers from 1944-1960. KJ says it is because these are just terms coined for statistics....nothing in concrete.
I am so confused!