Category Archives: generational stereotypes

student loans haunt older folks, too

Here’s a surprising way in which Baby Boomers are more like Millennials than people realize — people over 50 carry almost as big a student loan burden as do twenty-somethings. According to a report on NPR, the Federal Reserve Bank … Continue reading

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millennials to the rescue

Generalizations about twenty-somethings cut both ways: in some reports, Millennials are the least socially-engaged generation ever; in others, they are becoming involved in political action in ways their predecessors never did. I prefer the generalizations with the more positive spin, … Continue reading

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enough with the “generation me”

Generational stereotypes are in the eye of the beholder, it seems. One obvious and pervasive example: the stereotype that the Millennial generation is filled with narcissists. Much attention has been paid to a new report from Jean Twenge and her … Continue reading

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