Friday, 29 May 2009

A hardworking and stoic generation

I confess to getting confused a bit about all this baby boomers and generation x, y and i business, never being certain when one stops and the next one starts so I was delighted to come across this helpful little chart in a release this morning from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

And surprised I was too to learn that as a child of 1942 I am classified as being a member of the Lucky Generation which was given that name because they generally perceive that they had an easier time than their parents. Personally I prefer the alternative term mentioned by the ABS of the Austerity Generation, defined as people "affected by the privations resulting from the Great Depression in their formative years, they are often regarded as a hardworking and stoic generation who seek stability and security."
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