Boomers Vs. Millennials : Who Had It Better?

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Beatriz Kaspin English 102 – Section 11006 Jun 15, 2015 Comparison/contrast essay Baby Boomers vs. Millennials: who had it better? Different groups in America are classified by the eras that they were born into. The active generations who had the great impact on society today are the Baby Boomers and the Millennials (Debevec, 2013). In between the baby boomers and the millennials are the Eco Boomers and the Gen Xers (Kennedy, 2000). According to population projections released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Baby Boomers are the generation defined by the boom in U.S. births following World War II. They were born in the years between 1946 and 1964 (Brownstein, 2012). On the other hand millennials are the generation born in the years between 1981 and 1997 (Brownstein, 2012). There are 77 million boomers and 82 million millennials (Fallon, 2015). Both generations overlap in time, and are linked in that most of the Millennials are generally the children of the Boomers, but they are actually completely different in economics, education, politics, and lifestyles (Fallon, 2015). Both generations have different financial situations in the U.S. Most Boomers were born into a stable country already recovered from the great depression, with a strong job market, and with better-paid salaries than Millennials. According to a survey conducted by PayScale, 78% of baby boomers said they had high job satisfaction (Howe, 2014). Also it was easy for most Boomers to buy their own homes because

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