Latest Generation X Stories

Generation X Is All About Learning
2013-05-08 05:34:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online More than one-tenth of Generation X-ers are currently taking classes to continue their formal post-secondary educations, and nearly half of them are participating in continuing education courses or certification training workshops, according to a new University of Michigan study released on Tuesday. Of the approximately 80 million individuals born during the post-Baby Boom period (typically from the late 1960s through the 1980s),...

Generation Xers Socialize As Much Online As They Do Offline
2013-01-31 13:33:05

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Generation X refers to a group of individuals who are currently celebrating life in their mid 30s to late 40s. Born between 1965 and 1979, the significance for this generation is that they were the first to make the leap from a pre-technological existence to the nearly ubiquitous nature of technology today. A new study, out of the University of Michigan (UMich), claims that Gen Xers have been able to make the transition fairly...

2011-10-25 13:10:06

They've been stereotyped as a bunch of insecure, angst-ridden, underachievers. But most members of Generation X are leading active, balanced and happy lives, according to a long-term University of Michigan survey. "They are not bowling alone," said political scientist Jon Miller, author of The Generation X Report. "They are active in their communities, mainly satisfied with their jobs, and able to balance work, family, and leisure." Miller directs the Longitudinal Study of American...

2010-12-16 08:45:00

The Internet generation gap is starting to shrink, as older computer users are catching up with their younger counterparts when it comes to using the World Wide Web, a new Pew Research Center report has discovered. Individuals between the ages of 18 and 33, identified in the survey as Millienials, are still far more likely to go online using a laptop, mobile phone, and wireless connection, the study says. Furthermore, people in this age group are also the most likely to use social networking...

2010-06-14 10:09:00

TORONTO, June 14 /PRNewswire/ - Clothing retailer Roots is launching a collaboration with prominent writer & visual artist Douglas Coupland on a limited-edition clothing and accessory collection debuting July 8th and available for sale in the United States at www.roots.com/douglascoupland. The ROOTS X DOUGLAS COUPLAND collection includes apparel for women/men/children, accessories, leather goods, design items, furniture and art. This is the first time Douglas Coupland has...

2009-06-22 00:00:00

Survey Measures Impact of Recession on Healthcare Use by Demographic Segment ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty-five percent of Americans say they had difficulty paying for healthcare in the past 12 months, with the Baby Boomer and Generation X age groups leading the way, according to a study published today by Thomson Reuters. The study, which tracks the impact of the recession on consumers' healthcare behaviors, also found that Generation X and Baby Boomers are 3.5 times...

2009-02-11 12:46:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many members of Generation-X say they feel unprepared for long-term care and do not feel they are taking the necessary steps to prepare for their futures, according to a survey released today by America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). The survey, conducted by StrategyOne on behalf of AHIP, found that over half (52 percent) of respondents born between 1960 and 1980 feel somewhat or entirely unprepared for long-term care. They also place more...

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