Strauss-Howe Generational Theory
The Strauss–Howe generational theory, created by authors William Strauss and Neil Howe, identifies a recurring generational cycle in American history. Strauss and Howe lay the groundwork for the theory in their 1991 book Generations, which retells the history of America as a series of generational biographies going back to 1584. In their 1997 book The Fourth Turning, the authors expand the theory to focus on a fourfold cycle of generational types and recurring mood eras in American history. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strauss-Howe_generational_theory
- The Silent Generation: Born 1928-1945 (73-90 years old)
- Baby Boomers: Born 1946-1964 (54-72 years old)
- Generation X: Born 1965-1980 (38-53 years old)
- Generation Y/Millennials: Born 1981-1996 (22-37 years old)
- Generation Z/Post-Millennials: Born 1996-Present (0-21 years old)*
- or Generation Alpha - born 2010+? http://www.businessinsider.com/generation-alpha-2014-7-2
see also: Each August since 1998, Beloit College in Beloit, Wis., has released the Beloit College Mindset List, providing a look at the cultural touchstones and experiences that have shaped the worldview of students entering colleges and universities in the fall.
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