American Generations: Who They Are and How They Live - 6th by New Strategist Editors

American Generations: Who They Are and How They Live - 6th by New Strategist Editors

By New Strategist Editors

Age is an important indicator of way of life, selecting academic attainment, family composition, hard work strength prestige, source of revenue, wealth, and spending styles. American Generations explores a majority of these components so that you can speedy and simply see the trends—without having to do the quantity crunching your self. The fourth version of yankee Generations compares and contrasts the 5 dwelling age teams: Millennials, born 1977-94; iteration X, born 1965-76; child increase, born 1946-64; Swing, born 1933-1945; and international warfare II iteration, born sooner than 1933. The e-book opens with an in-depth evaluate of the demographics of the generations, by way of ten chapters protecting attitudes and behaviour, schooling, future health, housing, source of revenue, hard work strength, dwelling preparations, inhabitants, spending, and wealth. This version is especially invaluable since it provides very important 2000 census multiracial counts, in addition to New Strategist's proprietary projections of racial and ethnic teams through age to 2010.

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Bob Dylan, for example, is a member of the Swing generation. In 2008, the Swing generation is aged 63 to 75, an age group that continues to hold power and influence. ■ The political power of the Swing generation is much greater than its small size would suggest because the voting rate peaks among people in their sixties and seventies. ■ Although most members of the Swing generation are retired, many still hold powerful positions in government and business. ■ The Swing generation will probably go down in history as the most affluent cohort of older Americans, thanks to generous government and corporate retirement benefits.

Harcsda+gss06; calculations by New Strategist AMERICAN GENERATIONS 37 Religious Beliefs Shape the Perspectives of Older Americans Younger generations are more secular in their outlook. Most Americans heartily disagree with the decades-old Supreme Court decision banning the Bible from public schools. Overall, only 44 percent of Americans approve of the Supreme Court’s decision. Attitudes toward this issue do not vary much by generation—with one exception. Most Millennials agree with the Supreme Court’s decision.

It is the fate of Generation X, born between 1965 and 1976, to be overshadowed by the large generations on either side of it—the Millennial and Baby Boom generations. The reason is simple arithmetic. After the 19-year birth fest that created the Baby Boom, the annual number of births declined. In 1964, the last year of the Baby Boom, more than 4 million babies were born. 8 million births. The annual number of births continued to slide in a generally downward direction through 1976 before beginning to rise again.

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