The eighth edition of Generation X: Americans Born 1965 to 1976 tells the story of the small but vital generation spanning the ages of 38 to 49 in 2014. Although their numbers are small, lifestage dictates that Generation X is a vital part of the nation’s commerce and culture. People in their thirties and forties are in the crowded-nest years. They are supposed to be advancing in their careers, their incomes should be growing, and their spending should climb because of the expenses of children and teens. But the generation has been hit hard by the Great Recession and is still struggling to recover. Generation X: Americans Born 1965 to 1976 shows how Gen Xers are coping with these demands and what to expect in the future.
New to this edition are all-important 2013 updates of income, spending, and wealth, as well as a unique comparison of the attitudes of the four generations of American adults based on the General Social Survey. Also in this edition are homeownership rates, time use by age and sex, trends in household spending and wealth since the Great Recession, and labor force statistics with projections to 2022.
Generation X: Americans Born 1965 to 1976 is designed for easy use. It is divided into 11 chapters, organized alphabetically: attitudes, education, health, housing, income, labor force, living arrangements, population, spending, time use, and wealth.
One of the most distinctive features of Generation X is its racial and ethnic diversity. Generation X: Americans Born 1965 to 1976 shows how Gen Xers are changing and what to expect from them in the future.
344 pages; January 2015
ISBN 978-1-940308-84-5 (hardcover); ISBN 978-1-940308-85-2 (paper); ISBN 978-1-940308-89-0 (PDF)
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