Based on groundbreaking work of demographers and historians William Strauss and Neil Howe.
1991 published book,
The History of
1584 to 2069.
Theory Idealis t Adaptive Civic Reactive Generational Cycle Source: “Generations” by William Strauss & Neil Howe 4 different types of Generations
Theory Adaptive Idealist Reactive Civic Recessive Generation raised in an over-protected and suffocated environment, GENTEEL lifecycle of expertise and making things better. Dominant Generation Looks INWARD, Grew up being indulged PROPHETIC lifecycle of vision and values Recessive Generation Raised in an under-protected environment, Criticized as youth REALISTIC lifecycle of survival and adventure Dominant Generation Looks outward and has a HEROIC lifestyle of secular achievement and reward
Four Generations Adaptive Idealist Reactive Civic Name of Generation Silent Baby Boomer Gen X Millennial Age Now 66-83 48-65 27-47 6-26 Birth Years 1925-1942 1943-1960 1961-1981 1982-2002