A few years ago, we wrote an article about the Generational Divide, and we wanted to share again now that Generation Alpha has been forecasted to be the most educated and wealthiest generation we will probably see since the turn of the 20th century. For the last 100 years or more, demographers and strategists have defined the different generations based on a variety of factors. Some of these include population, economics, education, upbringing, customs, behavior, etc. Each generation creates their own values adopted from previous generations, and have in these cases a breaking point where they diverge from the norm and try to establish their own goals for the future.
Of course, not everyone will be defined exactly by the “Label” of their generation Each person creates their own values/ paths which could mesh from influences from each generational group. Below is a chart which shows the approximate ages (different research shows different variations) of each generation and broad characteristics of each group.
|Generation||Years & Ages||Characteristics|
|GI Generation||Born 1901-1924||Economic Boom of the 1920's|
|Silent Generation||Born 1925-1946||Reputation based on Social Status- Ambitious goals/ aspirations based on economic depravity during their formative years|
|Baby Boom Generation||Born 1946-1964||Hope for a brighter future- more of an economically comfortable life for most baby boomers|
|Generation X||Born 1965-1979||Overlooked- sandwiched between the Baby Boomers and the Millennial Generations|
|Millennial Generation (also known as Generation Y)||Born 1980-1999||Connected and diverse|
|Generation Z||Born 2000-||Technology boom|
|Generation Alpha||Born 2010-||Projected to be Technologically and globally connected because of technology, possibly the most educated generation as well as the wealthiest|
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