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How Long Is A Generation (Kids)?

For instance, when did this current one begin, when will it end?

by Anonymousreply 702/08/2013

There is no set length and definitions vary widely.

by Anonymousreply 102/08/2013

Ah, so what sparked Generation Y?

by Anonymousreply 202/08/2013

I always thought it was 30-40 years.

by Anonymousreply 302/08/2013

Tough to say, OP, as it varies according to culture.

For example, My SO and I recently moved from DC (where the average couple is 35-40 when they have children) to a rural area in California.

In a few neighboring towns (read: predominantly Hispanic), there is a teenage pregnancy epidemic and lots of 36-year-old grandmothers walking around.

by Anonymousreply 402/08/2013

Standard demographic measure is the average age of women at childbirth in a given population, where the women in question have all become infertile (conventionally, reached age 45). The population might be a subset of a larger population, as in R4.

by Anonymousreply 502/08/2013

How Long is a Chinaman.

by Anonymousreply 602/08/2013

I always considered a generation 20 years or so. When one generation starts reproducing.

by Anonymousreply 702/08/2013
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