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Generation Y
cultural generation of western society, cohort
Subclass ofMillennial Saeculum Edit
Dey followGeneration X Edit
Followed byGeneration Z Edit
Tym dem start1981 Edit
End tym1997 Edit

Millennials, wey sam people dey call Generation Y (anaa Gen Y), be de people dem born wey dey follow Generation X buh dem dey before Generation Z. Researchers den popular media wey use de early 1980s as starting birth years wey dey cam de mid-1990s go early 2000s as ending birth years, wey dem define de generation as people wey dem born from 1981 cam 1996.[1] Chaw millennials be de kiddies of baby boomers den older people wey dey Generation X.[2] Plenty millennials be de parents of Generation Alpha.[3]

As de first generation wey grow up plus Internet, sam dey call Millennials as first global generation.[4] Dis generation, plenty dey see dem as Internet, mobile devices, den social media children secof dem dey use am more.[5] De term "digital natives", wey dem take give sam generation before dem take give dis generation.[6]

De Millennials, sam dey call dem de "Unluckiest Generation" say de average millennial experience slow economic growth since say dem enter de workforce dan any oda generation insyd U.S. history.[7] Student debt den child-care costs dey dis people top plenty.[8]

For de whole world, chaw young people postpone say dem for marry or say make dem live together as couple.[9] Dem born plenty millenials for tym say fertility rates around de world[10] dey down,wey some dey have fewer children dan de generations wey come before.[11][12][13][14] Those wey dem dey developing countries still go make chaw for de world population.[15] Insyd countries wey develop, young people of 2010s no dey feel say dem for have sexual intercourse lyk de generations wey come before as dem dey de same age.[16] For de West insyd, ebe lykly say dem no be religious lyk dema predecessors, buh dem fit identify as spiritual.[10][17]

Between de 1990s den 2010s, people wey komot developing world cam dey make well educated, de tin dat boost economic growth for these countries.[18] Millennials for de world insyd suffer plenty economic wahala since say dem dey start dey work Chaw face high levels of youth unemployment at de early years as dem enter de job market as de Great Recession dey cam start, dem suffer anoda recession insyd 2020 sake of de COVID-19 pandemic.[19][20]

Terminology den etymology[edit | edit source]

Dem dey call members of this group millenials because de old people inside dey cam turn adults as de millennium.[21] Authors William Strauss den Neil Howe, wey dem create de Strauss–Howe generational theory, ebe dis people wey create de term millennials.[22] Dem create de term for 1987, dat be de tym wey kiddies dem born 1982 dey enter kindergarten wey de media dey look at dema prospect for de millenium as dem dey graduate high school for de year 2000 insyd.[23] Dem write about dis group for dema book Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069 (1991)[24] den Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation (2000).[23]

For August 1993, an Advertising Age editorial wey coin de term Generation Y make dem take describe teenagers of de day, then aged 13–19 (born 1974–1980), as na dem be different from Generation X.[25] E cam do say, de 1974–1980 group chaw media people start dey see dem as de last wave of Generation X,[26] buh for 2003 insyd Ad Age move dema Generation Y dey start year cam 1982.[27] According to journalist Bruce Horovitz, insyd 2012, Ad Age "threw in the towel by conceding that millennials is a better name than Gen Y,"[22] den 2014, past director of data strategy for Ad Age claim to NPR say "the Generation Y label was a placeholder until we found out more about them."[28]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Rauch, Jonathan (November 2018). "Generation next, Millennials will outnumber baby-boomers in 2019". The Economist. Archived from the original on 15 March 2019. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  2. Strauss, William; Howe, Neil (2000). Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation. Cartoons by R.J. Matson. New York: Vintage Original. p. 54. ISBN 9780375707193.
  3. Shaw Brown, Genevieve (17 February 2020). "After Gen Z, meet Gen Alpha. What to know about the generation born 2010 to today". ABC News. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  4. David Pendleton, Peter Derbyshire, Chloe Hodgkinson (2021), Work-Life Matters: Crafting a New Balance at Work and at Home (p. 35), Springer Nature, ISBN 9783030777685
  5. "NowUKnow: Millennials Lead the Way in the Digital Future". www.bentley.edu. 19 October 2018.
  6. Prensky, Marc. "Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants" (PDF). MCB University Press. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  7. Dam, Andrew Van (5 June 2020). "Analysis | The unluckiest generation in U.S. history". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 23 August 2023.
  8. "'Unluckiest generation' falters in boomer-dominated market for homes". Washington Post. 12 August 2023. Retrieved 23 August 2023.
  9. Gan, Nectar (30 January 2021). "Chinese millennials aren't getting married, and the government is worried". CNN. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Kaufmann, Eric (2013). "Chapter 7: Sacralization by Stealth? The Religious Consequences of Low Fertility in Europe". In Kaufmann, Eric; Wilcox, W. Bradford (eds.). Whither the Child? Causes and Consequences of Low Fertility. Boulder, Colorado, United States: Paradigm Publishers. pp. 135–56. ISBN 978-1-61205-093-5.
  11. "The UN revises down its population forecasts". Demography. The Economist. 22 June 2019. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  12. Sebastiaan van de Water (20 March 2020). "Zijn er nu meer mensen die geen kinderen willen dan vroeger?". Quest (in Dutch). Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  13. Bodin, Maja; Plantin, Lars; Elmerstig, Eva (December 2019). "A wonderful experience or a frightening commitment? An exploration of men's reasons to (not) have children". Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online. 9: 19–27. doi:10.1016/j.rbms.2019.11.002. PMC 6953767. PMID 31938736.
  14. Zeihan, Peter (2016). The Absent Superpower: The Shale Revolution and a World without America. Zeihan on Geopolitics. ISBN 9780998505206.
  15. AFP (10 November 2018). "Developing nations' rising birth rates fuel global baby boom". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2 February 2020.
  16. Julian, Kate (December 2018). "Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex?". Culture. The Atlantic. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  17. Goldberg, Jeanne (January–February 2020). "Millennials And Post-Millennials – Dawning Of A New Age?". Skeptical Inquirer. Vol. 44, no. 1. Amherst, NY: Center for Inquiry. pp. 42–46. Archived from the original on 21 June 2020. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  18. Soloman, Paul (31 May 2018). "Why the new global wealth of educated women spurs backlash". PBS Newshour. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  19. Kahn, Michael (9 July 2020). "Coronavirus 'Class of 2020': Europe's lost generation?". World News. Reuters. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  20. Kurtzleben, Danielle (8 June 2020). "Here We Go Again: Millennials Are Staring At Yet Another Recession". NPR. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  21. Paulin, Geoffrey D. (March 2018). "Fun facts about Millennials: compa Tring expenditure patterns from the latest through the Greatest generation : Monthly Labor Review: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics". www.bls.gov. Retrieved 29 November 2019. According to the Pew Research Center, the first of the Millennials (so called because the oldest of them became adults around the turn of the millennium) were born in 1981
  22. 22.0 22.1 Horovitz, Bruce (4 May 2012). "After Gen X, Millennials, what should next generation be?". USA Today. Archived from the original on 20 March 2020.
  23. 23.0 23.1 Strauss, William; Howe, Neil (2000). Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation. Cartoons by R.J. Matson. New York: Vintage Original. p. 370. ISBN 978-0-375-70719-3. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  24. Strauss, William; Howe, Neil (1991). Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069. Harper Perennial. ISBN 978-0-688-11912-6 p. 335
  25. "Generation Y" Ad Age 30 August 1993. p. 16.
  26. Strauss, William; Howe, Neil (2000). Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation. Cartoons by R.J. Matson. New York: Vintage Original. pp. 42–43. ISBN 978-0-375-70719-3. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  27. Francese, Peter (1 September 2003). "Trend Ticker: Ahead of the Next Wave". Advertising Age. Retrieved 31 March 2011. Today's 21-year-olds, who were born in 1982 and are part of the leading edge of Generation Y, are among the most-studied group of young adults ever.
  28. Samantha Raphelson (6 October 2014). "From GIs To Gen Z (Or Is It iGen?): How Generations Get Nicknames". NPR. Retrieved 7 October 2014.