Generations are grouped as follows:
- The Silent generation, people born before 1945.
- The Baby Boomers, people born between 1945 and 1961.
- Generation X, people born between 1962 and 1976.
- Generation Y, people born between 1977 and 1990.
You ask why "Y" ?
A caricaturist explains it eloquently below...
For a list of American Generations and their time periods, check out "American Generations Since 1913" at DBKP.com.
hat tip: Scott, Vickie
image: journal de quebec
* American Generations Since 1913
* Strauss and Howe
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