Generation X, a term coined by novelist Douglas Coupland, refers to the over 44 million people born between 1965 and 1975. This group has been stereotyped by some as unfocused, without ambition, and underachieving. But proponents credit Generation Xers with global awareness and computer skills that should serve them well in today’s workplace. Others reject the whole notion that a Generation X exists at all.
Mass media and youth—United States
Popular culture—United States
Facts on File
Mitchell, Susan. The Official Guide to the Generations, 1995.
EBSCO Magazine Article Summaries
NewsBank and other newspaper indexes
Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature
SIRS (Social Issues Resources Series)