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Generations Timeline by Decade: 1950s–2019 2018–19 MacroMonitor

Timeline summaries by decade provide context about milestone events that influence a generation during its formative years—between the ages of 14 and 24. Events are in five categories: world events, US events, pop culture, technology, and the economy. Active links are for regulations and legislation that affect the financial-services industry and household economics.

  • The Silent Generation's formative years: 1950s and 1960s
  • Older Baby Boomers' formative years: 1960s and 1970s
  • Younger Boomers' formative years: 1970s and 1980s
  • Gen Xers' formative years: 1980s and 1990s
  • Older Millennials' formative years: 1990s and early 2000s
  • Younger Millennials' formative years: mid-2000s and 2010s
  • Generation Z's formative years: 2010s and 2020s