[Generation X] Why does generation X stop in 1977?

Why does generation X stop in 1977?

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This is a discussion on Why does generation X stop in 1977? within the Generation X Forum forums, part of the The Generations category; Generation X is by far the smallest in terms of time period. Wouldn't it make sense for it to go ...

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    Why does generation X stop in 1976?

    Generation X is by far the smallest in terms of time period. Wouldn't it make sense for it to go until 1979 or 1980? So it would be more even? Why did it stop at 1977, and what do you think would be appropriate in terms of what years the generations are? Do you think Jones and X should be combined? What say you? (Yes I know I'm generation Y, please don't yell at me, mom.)
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    Depends on who's criteria you're going by. Some say 1961 to 1981 others say 1965-1981. 1964 to 1977 is common too. Personally, I just go by the 1961 to 1981 range with 1961-1964 being the oldest gray area Gen Jones/ Xers and 1978 to 1981 as the youngest Gen X/Y folks. If you were born in the late 1960s and early 1970s , you're definitely in the meat and potatoes of Gen X.

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    I am "generation jones" (born in 1956), and I would say that we are not quite baby boomers but not gen x either. We are the Left Out and Forgotten Generation. *weeps*
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    It's always gonna be an odd cut-off IMO.

    I don't really feel TOO much different from Gen Xers as I was born in the mid 80s and plenty of "80s kid" stuff, I remember, albeit vaugely.

    The youngest of Gen Xers are only 10 years my senior at most, so it's kind of pointless?
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    According to this forum, I'm Gen Y... born in 1977. Do I identify with anything Gen Y related? No. Can I remove this stupid Gen Y label off my profile? No. Are they correct on the cut-off on this forum? NO!
    They cut off Gen X at the very least, 5 years too early.

    emographers, historians and commentators use beginning birth dates from the early 1960s to the early 1980s.
    Jon Miller at the Longitudinal Study of American Youth at the University of Michigan wrote that "Generation X refers to adults born between 1961 and 1981"
    The Harvard Center uses 1965 to 1984 to define Gen X
    I'm NOT GEN Y!

    FIX THIS FORUM!
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    What would you think of the generational labels simply being removed?

    Quote Originally Posted by ilphithra View Post
    According to this forum, I'm Gen Y... born in 1977. Do I identify with anything Gen Y related? No. Can I remove this stupid Gen Y label off my profile? No. Are they correct on the cut-off on this forum? NO!
    They cut off Gen X at the very least, 5 years too early.




    I'm NOT GEN Y!

    FIX THIS FORUM!
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    Quote Originally Posted by walking tourist View Post
    What would you think of the generational labels simply being removed?
    Would also be fine with it to be honest. Or for example, have them being a toggle, like our MBTI is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilphithra View Post
    Would also be fine with it to be honest. Or for example, have them being a toggle, like our MBTI is.
    Thank you! I was born in 1977 and have always identified with gen X. I was surprised to see Y on my generation label when I started here.
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    It's established that Gen X is the coolest generation ever.. And like INXXs .. Everybody wants to be one even if they aren't ..

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    Well, I'm not sure about the INXXs being the coolest personality type (SFP is far cooler!!!) but Gen X is definitely the coolest generation... we should have a GenX wanna-be forum, lol.


    Quote Originally Posted by Arclight View Post
    It's established that Gen X is the coolest generation ever.. And like INXXs .. Everybody wants to be one even if they aren't ..


     
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