Generation X?  Just,  Who Are They?

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An Overview of Generation X, the Latchkey, Baby Buster, Slacker Generation.

(An Excerpt) Generation X, by broadest definition, includes those individuals born between the early 1960s and the early 1980s. The collective persona of Gen Xers is frequently debated and discussed among academics and marketing experts worldwide. The term traditionally applies to North Americans (United States and Canada); Australia; England; Ireland and various other European countries.

Today, there are well over 50 million members of Generation X. We are sometimes referred to as Baby Busters because our birth years follow the baby boom that began after World War II. That boom began to decline in 1957 and was further hastened by FDA approval of oral contraceptives in 1960. By 1965, 6.5 million women were on “the pill”, and in 1973, abortion was legalized. Please read A Nameless, Unlucky Generation.

What Years Are Generation X?

The years for Generation X vary among historians, government agencies and marketing firms. I pretty much stick to 1961 to 1981. Here’s how a few others break it down.


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