When Did Gen Y Begin?

Generation Y began in 1977-1982.  It is not black and white, it is a shaded gray area.  Some people in this time frame will identify with Generation X while others may identify with Generation Y.  It mostly depends on their parents, friends, and childhood upbringing.

The peak of Generation Y was from 1982-1993.  Nearly all of the people born in this range are true echo boomers.

From 1993-2001, Generation Y trails off and starts fading into Generation Z the same way Generation X faded into Generation Y from 1977-1982.  It is an exponential slope, so those born closer to 1993 (until 1995 or so) will be more likely to identify with Generation Y.  From 1995-2001, if they were the younger siblings of a true echo boomer they may be more inclined to declare themselves from Generation Y, while some who have Generation X parents and/or without older brothers and sister may identify more with Generation Z.


    • Wistful87 on 09/29/2010 at 12:32 PM
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    I guess that makes me a part of the echo boom then. I think my Mom was Gen X though.

    • David on 05/10/2011 at 3:28 PM
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    I was born in 1979 and consider myself a true Millenial, because I have virtually nothing in common with Gen X.

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