My Cohort Of The United States

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My Cohort Paper It is important to understand our current generations and previous generations. Understanding generations’ differences can help us when serving the clients. Human service workers will be meeting clients not only from different cultures but also from different generation cohorts. Generation cohorts usually define as grouping people together who born 12-15 years apart and have common experiences. There are five generational cohort groupings: Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennial Generation (Generation Y) (The University of Iowa [UIOWA], 2009), and Generation Z. “Each generation has unique experiences that shape their behaviors and attitudes” (Kilber, Barclay, & Ohmer, 2014, p. 80). First, Silent Generation (also known as traditionalists) is grouping together the people born between 1922 and 1945. Many big events have happened during those times, such as World War II, the Great Depression, Korean War, Racial segregation, and FDR’s new deal (UIOWA, 2009). Usually, in the Silent Generation, men worked and women stayed home to take care of the children. Second, grouping together the people born between 1946 and 1964 are called Baby Boomers. Baby Boomers are the people who grew up during the Civil Rights Movements and Cold War. They were the largest generation in the United States and currently hold most positions in the government (O’Donovan, 2009). Third, Generation X is the group of people who born between 1965 and 1980. They are the first
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