*We occasionally break up Boomers into two different cohorts because the span is so large, and the oldest of the generation have different sensibilities than the younger. In the U.S., Boomers II are just young enough to have missed being drafted into war.
Thinking we’ve got it all wrong? Many people are confused by the labels demographers assign to the generations, and some of them email us to tell us we’ve made a mistake. We haven’t. For more background on how the generations are defined, check out these references: Wikipedia, Kasasa, GenHQ and NetDNA.
In short, the generation names are based on when members of that generation become adults (18-21).