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Age is an important indicator of way of life, identifying academic attainment, loved ones composition, exertions strength prestige, source of revenue, wealth, and spending styles. American Generations explores most of these components so that you can fast and simply see the trends—without having to do the quantity crunching your self. The fourth variation of yankee Generations compares and contrasts the 5 dwelling age teams: Millennials, born 1977-94; new release X, born 1965-76; child growth, born 1946-64; Swing, born 1933-1945; and international conflict II new release, born ahead of 1933. The ebook opens with an in-depth review of the demographics of the generations, through ten chapters protecting attitudes and behaviour, schooling, future health, housing, source of revenue, exertions strength, dwelling preparations, inhabitants, spending, and wealth. This variation is very necessary since it provides vital 2000 census multiracial counts, in addition to New Strategist's proprietary projections of racial and ethnic teams via age to 2010.
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Bob Dylan, for example, is a member of the Swing generation. In 2008, the Swing generation is aged 63 to 75, an age group that continues to hold power and inﬂuence. ■ The political power of the Swing generation is much greater than its small size would suggest because the voting rate peaks among people in their sixties and seventies. ■ Although most members of the Swing generation are retired, many still hold powerful positions in government and business. ■ The Swing generation will probably go down in history as the most afﬂuent cohort of older Americans, thanks to generous government and corporate retirement beneﬁts.
In contrast, the majority of the Swing and World War II generations agree that science makes things change too fast. ■ Not only do Millennials depend on the Internet for most of their science and technology news, but they are most welcoming of the changes brought about by scientiﬁc progress. harcsda+gss06; calculations by New Strategist AMERICAN GENERATIONS 37 Religious Beliefs Shape the Perspectives of Older Americans Younger generations are more secular in their outlook. Most Americans heartily disagree with the decades-old Supreme Court decision banning the Bible from public schools.
But the sharply rising cost of a middle-class lifestyle is curtailing their dreams. ■ Even as empty-nesters, the primary focus of many Boomers is the well-being of their adult children. Look for Boomer spending to be directed toward the needs of the extended family. 5 45 * Population aged 18 or older, projected to be 229,515,578 in 2008. gov/ipc/www/usinterimproj/; calculations by New Strategist adul 34% 30 30% 25% 26%100000 25% all of total population share 22% 75000 dualof adult population share 16% 15 15% 50000 12% 9% 6% 25000 0 0% Millennial mill 22 AMERICAN GENERATIONS 0 with GenerationxX gen BABY BOOM bb total w/out Swing swing 8% World War II wwII THE GENERATIONS The Swing Generation: Quiet Pioneers Although small in number, this generation has produced its share of notable ﬁgures.