Here Is When Each Generation Begins and Ends, According to Facts. We can all agree that Millennials are the worst.
But what is a Millennial? A fight between The New York Times and Slate inspired us to try and figure that out. After the Times ran a column giving employers tips on how to deal with Millennials (for example, they need regular naps) (I didn't read the article; that's from my experience), Slate's Amanda Hess pointed out that the examples the Times used to demonstrate their points weren't actually Millennials. Some of the people quoted in the article were as old as 37, which was considered elderly only 5,000 short years ago.
The age of employees of The Wire, the humble website you are currently reading, varies widely, meaning that we too have in the past wondered where the boundaries for the various generations were drawn. I started by calling the Census Bureau. Next, I spoke with Tom DiPrete, a sociology professor at Columbia University. I understood why Generation X, a generation defined by turmoil and uncertainty, would be poorly defined. Genervacation: why the ‘bank of mum and dad’ now offers travel. The “bank of mum and dad”, that increasingly common source of financial support for young adults struggling with student loans and booming house prices, is going into the travel business.
Tourism experts are predicting a surge this year in the number of parents planning to take their cash-strapped twentysomething children away with them when they go on holiday. It appears that the baby-boomer generation is weighed down with a sense of guilt for still having cash to spend when its adult offspring are laden with debt, struggling to find work, and finding it almost impossible to save for a deposit.
While the rise of what travel firms are calling the “genervacation” has been building for some time, it has received a turbo boost from pension reforms and soaring property prices. Since last April, people over 55 have the option of withdrawing 25% of their pensions tax free. Research suggests that 99% of those eligible to make a withdrawal are considering the option. Businessinsider. For the first time in America’s history, an entire generation of her citizens is poorer, more indebted, and less employed than the preceding generations.
That generation is the Millennials – our generation. The culprit, say some social commenters, are Millennials themselves. In this telling, we are a lazy cohort of entitled and narcissistic brats– the proverbial “Generation Me.” But this is a classic case of blaming the victim. The true cause of this unfortunate situation is clear: it’s the economy. Moreover, the Great Recession was not merely a one-off calamity – it was a symptom of economic ills long perpetuated and ignored. The truth: The economic tragedy of the Millennial generation was written before many of us had even learned to read – by Baby Boomer parents and grandparents who, at once, genuinely love and care for us, but have also created or perpetuated institutions, policies, and economic realities that have now hobbled us. Our generation has been called “entitled.” Gen Z, iGen, ‘Founders’: What should we call the post-millennials? Gen Z?
IGen? Generation Me? The Selfie Generation? A lot of names have been thrown around, but when it comes to the teens and tweens of today — the youngsters who aren’t old enough to be considered millennials — the official generational title is still up for grabs. So MTV made a move to claim it Wednesday with an announcement that the post-millennial generation will now be known as the Founders Generation. The general response: Oh, really? According to MTV, a focus group of more than 1,000 13- and 14-year-olds chose the name, saying that it reflects their place in a rapidly evolving world. 7 Things Employers Should Know About The Gen Z Workforce. Move over Millennials, there’s a new incoming workforce–and they’re just as confusing to employers as you were.
Meet Generation Z. They were born in the mid-1990s to early 2000s (some debate on this point persists), and they’re on the cusp of entering the global workforce. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in the United States Gen Z makes up 25% of the population, outnumbering Millennials and Baby Boomers. Forbes Welcome. Gen X and Y, Come Together Right Now! Last week Hera Hub gave a shout-out to women above the age of 40 (holla!).
We also shared the importance of relationships/mentoring/collaboration between Gen-X and Y. The importance of collaboration amongst women in these varying age groups is crucial per The Guardian’s Article, “Women in Leadership: Collaboration and Cultural Awareness Essential In Next Generation of Leaders”. As Gen X approaches the retirement bench, Gen-Y is preparing to Batter up. The question on everyone’s mind is, Is Generation Y really ready?