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Silent generation (1925-1945)
Mostly men participating in war, depression, larger scale economic factors influencing, lower birth rate (fewer ppl to rely on when they age)
Baby boom generation (1946-64)
First cohort to be so sizable- represent 25% of the population- experienced for the first time- paid work for women, birth control (planned reproduction), newer living arrangements, more divorce- children grow up w divorced parents, change family dynamic, serial monogamy (multiple marriages), living together w/o being married
Baby bust/ generation x (1965-1980)
Sizable but smaller than baby boomers- more divorce- mixed feelings about marriage and family life, some grew up w/ working parents- came home to empty homes- latch key generation- reliant on other caregivers- more liberal socially (weed, gay marriage) but politically split- depends on which president was in office when they came of age)
Echo boom/ gen y/ millennials (1980-2000)
Larger than baby boomers bc of migration and bc baby boomers are dying, most ethnically diverse, first to grow up in nontraditional families, most educated (due to economics), tends to be less religious and less likely to join the military, less likely to use drugs, alcohol, cigarettes- sense of health and wellbeing, targets of retail industry (more income to spend)- digitally connected by not from birth
Echo bust/ gen z- digital natives, post-millennials
Relationship between population trends and everyday life → prosperity/ economics and size of cohort
Research → large cohorts in developed countries have higher suicide rates (competition for limited resources and how accessible they are to individuals )