Monday, March 29, 2010

gen x or boomer

For those trifling over the parameters of Generation X (a term that was popularized in modern usage by one Douglas Coupland, who was born in 1961), I have come up with a fool-proof method. Even though researchers generally agree that it stretches from 1961-1981, if you identify with the film The Breakfast Club, you are Gen X; if you identify with The Big Chill, you are a Boomer. By jove, I have solved the quandary!


  1. Nice blog you've got here, Muffy, but researchers certainly do not generally agree that GenX starts in 1961. The mid-1960s is the far more common start point for GenX.

    Many experts now believe it breaks down more or less this way:

    DEMOGRAPHIC boom in babies: 1946-1964
    Baby Boom GENERATION: 1942-1953
    Generation Jones: 1954-1965
    Generation X: 1966-1978
    Generation Y/Millennials: 1979-1993

  2. hi, thanks for chiming in, hety!

    although i am aware of the 46-64 numbers, there are several other studies that list 61 as their starting i decided to take it all the way back to be as complete as possible. there are absolutely variations and that is to be expected. but thanks for checking in with your own! xoxo