By New Strategist Editors
Age is crucial indicator of way of life, choosing academic attainment, loved ones composition, exertions strength prestige, source of revenue, wealth, and spending styles. American Generations explores these types of components so that you can speedy and simply see the trends—without having to do the quantity crunching your self. The fourth variation of yankee Generations compares and contrasts the 5 residing age teams: Millennials, born 1977-94; iteration X, born 1965-76; child increase, born 1946-64; Swing, born 1933-1945; and international battle II iteration, born earlier than 1933. The booklet opens with an in-depth assessment of the demographics of the generations, by means of ten chapters overlaying attitudes and behaviour, schooling, future health, housing, source of revenue, exertions strength, dwelling preparations, inhabitants, spending, and wealth. This variation is especially necessary since it offers vital 2000 census multiracial counts, in addition to New Strategist's proprietary projections of racial and ethnic teams by means of age to 2010.
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If the attitudes of Millennials continue into middle and old age, then American society will become more scientiﬁcally oriented, politically liberal, and socially tolerant in the years ahead. What to expect in the future ■ Sweeping change in media consumption is underway as Millennials adopt the Internet as their primary source of scientiﬁc and other news. ■ Americans will become increasingly tolerant of homosexuality as a growing share of the population sees nothing wrong with it. ■ Politics will be redeﬁned as the most liberal generation in modern history becomes a political powerhouse.
Politics will be redeﬁned as the most liberal generation in modern history becomes a political powerhouse. AMERICAN GENERATIONS 33 Printed Newspapers Have Lost the Youngest Generation For adults under age 30, the Internet is a more important source for news. When asked where they get most of their information about current news events, 27 percent of Millennials say the Internet and only 13 percent say (printed) newspapers, according to the 2006 General Social Survey. Every generation names television as the number-one medium for news about current events, although Millennials are least likely to say so (43 percent).
3 million babies were born. The Baby Boom numbers 77 million people. Having grown up declaring they would never trust anyone over 30, the youngest members of the generation are now in their midforties. The oldest turn 62 in 2008 and become eligible to draw Social Security beneﬁts. Retirement is on the minds of many Boomers, although most will not be able to afford to retire before they become eligible for Medicare at age 65. Because of its size, the Baby-Boom generation has been the focus of business and media attention for the past half-century.
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