Would I be considered a Baby Boomer?
I was born in 1965. I am the ninth out of ten children. Some tell me that I would be a Baby Boomer since my parents started having children in the 1950s. The first six brothers and sisters were born in the 1950s
Wikipedia says it is one born between 1946 to 1964. According to the US Census Bureau, you just missed it by a year !! Unfortunately I didn't. Makes me feel old !! lol
My personal case for an overview of a generation's character would include an entire decade. I know that the classic signature of Baby Boomers includes those born all throughout the 1960's. The 1950's and even early 60's have more of a class, race, gender orientation than the issue of whether or not to trade in altruistic concerns for better pay-scales and becoming well-to-do.
We have several official USA definitions of what specific years fall into which generations, so you might be either a Boomer or an X, or you might be Generation Jones (1954 - 1965). You can chose!
The three official definitions I use for "Boomers" are below and from accepted statistical agencies used by the government and private companies, but I use the first one most often, being exactly 20 years and aligned with medicine and health practices. The last one really is too short, in my opinion.
1) Healthy People 2000: 1946 - 1965
2a) Pew 2b) US Population Reference Bureau: 1946 - 1964
3) Strauss & Howe (S & H): 1943 - 1960
I've heard it's divided into two groups: the first wave of Boomers came between 1946-1956, and the second wave from 1957-1964.
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