Generational cohorts

We were asked to write about the different generational cohorts. Your cohort is always the year you were born. I was born a baby boomer, and I will always be a baby boomer. Here’s how the Pew Research Centre has divided up the cohorts:

  • The Silent Generation: born between1928 and 1945
  • Baby Boomers: born between 1946 and 1964
  • Generation X: born between 1965 and 1980
  • Generation Y (Millennials): born between 1981 and 1996
  • Generation Z: born between 1997 and 2012.
  • Generation Alpha might be the new term for those born later–but we’ll wait for a consensus on that.