That is why the generations today each span 15 years with Generation Y (Millennials) born from 1980 to 1994; Generation Z from 1995 to 2009 and Generation Alpha from 2010 to 2024. And so it follows that Generation Beta will be born from 2025 to 2039.
Generation Alpha (or Gen Alpha for short) is the demographic cohort succeeding Generation Z. Researchers and popular media use the early 2010s as starting birth years and the mid-2020s as ending birth years.
Who do you think you are? Seven generations to choose from
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Kids who are now as old as ten years old are part of the latest generation called “Generation Alpha,” this term applies to kids born between 2011 and who will be born until 2025. Generally, these kids are siblings to older Generation Z members.
Is it never too early to start to look ahead? Generational definitions are most useful when they span a set age range and thus allow meaningful comparisons across generations. So it follows that it will be Generation Beta. If the nomenclature sticks, then we will afterward have Generation Gamma and Generation Delta.
The youngest generation on the planet, Generation Alphas are born between 2010 and 2025. That means that some of them have yet to even be born – and puts the oldest at around 10 years old. Raised by Millenials and Zillennials, this cohort will likely inherit a distillation of these two older generations' values.
|Gen Z||1997 – 2012||10 – 25|
|Millennials||1981 – 1996||26 – 41|
|Gen X||1965 – 1980||42 – 57|
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That is why the generations today each span 15 years with Generation Y (Millennials) born from 1980 to 1994; Generation Z from 1995 to 2009 and Generation Alpha from 2010 to 2024.
Alpha generation children are born at a time when technological devices are getting smarter, everything is connected, and the physical and the digital are coming together. As they grow up, new technologies will become part of their lives, their experiences, their attitudes and their expectations of the world.
As generational stereotypes go, I nominate Gen X to be, without a doubt, known as "The Coolest Generation." Baby Boomers (1946 to 1964) started off on the right track with the hippie movement in the '60s, but soon became the folks that brought us the “Me Decade,” yuppies, and President Trump.
This generation is super smart and aware. They grew up with more technology and access to global information than any other in history.
A recent New York Times article summed up the predicament of the millennials. They are the most highly educated generation, most of them hold a bachelor's degree. However, their annual income is comparatively less than prior generations.
But despite their higher earnings, millennials still hold less wealth than previous generations did at their age. When boomers were roughly the same age as millennials are now, they owned about 21% of America's wealth, compared to millennials' 5% share today, according to recent Fed data.
Generation X, also referred to as the “Slacker Generation,” “Latchkeys,” “MTV Generation,” or “Baby Busters,” were born between 1965 and 1979.
Gen Z respondents were 1.4 to 2.3 times more likely to report that they had been diagnosed with a mental-health condition and 1.9 to 4.1 times more likely to be diagnosed with a substance-use disorder than both Gen Xers and baby boomers.
Why Is Generation Z so Depressed? Gen Z faces chronic stress from many factors including school shootings, student debt, joblessness and even politics. Technology plays a role, too. Growing up in a hyper-connected world can evoke intense feelings of isolation and loneliness in some youth.
About 46% in the Gen Z age group said COVID-19 has made it difficult to pursue their education and career goals, as compared with 36% of Millennials and 31% of Gen X.
“Overall, 35% of Gen Z frequently experiences stress and another 46% report experiencing it sometimes,” the survey's authors said. “Uncertainty about the pandemic and fear of infection are among the top sources of stress for this generation.”
More than nine in 10 Gen Z adults (91 percent) said they have experienced at least one physical or emotional symptom because of stress, such as feeling depressed or sad (58 percent) or lacking interest, motivation or energy (55 percent). Only half of all Gen Zs feel like they do enough to manage their stress.
Why is Gen Z considered the loneliest generation? For Gen Z, there was a big loneliness spike between 2012 and 2018. During that time period, almost twice as many high school students worldwide reported feeling lonely compared to the previous decade. That's a pretty massive increase in a short period of time.
Pre-teen and early teen years mark a time of growing independence, identity development, and self-esteem issues, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services. From the workforce to relationships, the survey data indicates that Gen Z was overall hardest hit by the pandemic.