Gen X is leading the way in kicking the social media habit. And concerns about an overall ‘internet addiction’ seem overblown.
Britain’s Royal Family, covering generations born before the Second World War and those born well after 2000, attend the 2017 Trooping of the Colour.
Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers. These generational labels are popular because of what they mean to us, even if it’s not always useful.
Those born between 1941 and 1950, show an increase in average incomes between 1995-96 and 2005-06, and then a decline as they enter retirement.
When it comes to incomes, millennials in Australia haven’t fallen behind.
Young people walk in front of a billboard in one of Jakarta’s malls.
A political scientist finds out about Indonesia’s youth “political preferences”.
Between 1982 and 2013, the share of home owners among 25-34 year olds shrunk the most, by over 20%.
Between 1982 and 2013, the share of home owners among 25-34 year olds shrunk, by more than 20%. On the other hand, the share of home owners among those aged 65+ years has risen slightly.
Generation X and Y are equally, if not more aggressive than baby boomers when investing in property.
Business Briefing: how the attitudes of the next generation are changing the property market.
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There's been a shift in attitudes to the property market over generations, from owning a home as a right, to owning a home as a commodity.
Young carers may be put off seeking welfare assistance if that is the focus of reform.
The focus on reducing welfare dependency among young carers, parents and students may deter them from seeking any help.
Young people want the same thing as their older counterparts when it comes to work.
Contrary to popular stereotypes, research shows young people in the workforce want much the same things from work as other generations.
‘Here’s why you’re f****d.’
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The digital conqueror took to the stage in Edinburgh with some harsh words for the TV industry.
On average, Gen Ys are $50,000 short of the deposit they expect they’ll need to buy their first home.
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Without long-term solutions to the imbalance between incomes and house prices, Gen Ys face a lifetime of renting without the financial and emotional security of home ownership.
Millennials at work just want to be treated as professionals.
There is very little empirical evidence to substantiate most claims about generational differences.
Diversity in the workplace doesn’t always offer advantages.
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Countries with ageing populations have plenty to gain from managing effectively across generations.
Generation Y should be able to afford a more expensive lifestyle than their baby boomer parents.
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If we accept that the rich should subsidise the poor, then Gen Y should be subsidising the baby boomers.
Young doctors are being judged based in their age, not their ability.
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A medical colleague was shaking his head in disgust. “What is wrong with these medical students today?” he asked. “They just don’t have the same work ethic they used to. In our day, we didn’t have to be…
Party politics? No, thanks.
Generation Y, the youngest adult generation, have recently been called Dave’s No 1 Fans, Thatcher’s Children, The Boris Generation or just plain Generation Right. Much of this discussion draws on an analysis…
The proportion of renters is now roughly equal to the numbers of outright home owners.
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For all our talk about housing affordability, few people want house prices to drop. That’s because most Australians are home owners, and much of our wealth is stored in housing. But recent figures released…
‘Generation’ is a slippery concept. More research is needed to tell real people’s stories.
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Generational difference is one of the major issues of our time. Game shows like Talkin’‘bout Your Generation assume that Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y contestants have very different attitudes and knowledge…
Today’s students have unrealistic expectations of what university and the workforce requires of them.
Every adult generation in history has worried about the young people following in their wake. Youth have almost always been found wanting, seemingly lacking the attributes and qualities necessary for lifelong…