Generation Z

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Generation Z

  1. The generation of people born between the late 1990s to early 2010s, following Generation Y. Typically defined as starting with 1997 births and ending at 2012 births. [1]
    Synonyms: iGeneration, iGen, digital natives, Post-Millennials, Generation K, zoomers
    Coordinate terms: Generation X, Generation Y
    • 2013, Robert E. Gunther, William S. Kane, Leigh Thompson, Martha I. Finney, The Truth About Better Decision-Making (Collection), FT Press, →ISBN:
      Generation Z, those born after 1997, also known as the Millennials or the “I” generation, grew up watching the fall of the World Trade Center, the crash of the financial markets, and the intoxicating greed of financial moguls.
    • 2015 September 18, Alex Williams, “Move Over, Millennials, Here Comes Generation Z”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      Sure, millennials were digital; their teenage years were defined by iPods and MySpace. But Generation Z is the first generation to be raised in the era of smartphones. Many do not remember a time before social media.

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Timeline of generations
Generation AlphazoomerGeneration ZmillennialGeneration YMTV generationGeneration Xbaby boomerSilent GenerationG.I. Generationgreatest generation


Generation Z (plural Generation Zs)

  1. A member of Generation Z.
    Synonyms: Generation Zer, Gen Z, Gen-Zer, Z, Zer, zoomer
    • 2021, Mark McCrindle, Generation Alpha: Understanding Our Children and Helping Them Thrive, Hachette Australia, →ISBN:
      And to our wonderful tribe of Generation Zs and Alphas for whom we are so grateful: Acacia, Jasper, Zari, Brighton and Corban – it is an honour to call you our children.
    • 2021, Annabel Beerel, Rethinking Leadership: A Critique of Contemporary Theories, Routledge, →ISBN:
      One key reason Generation Zs have suffered the highest job losses is that they are disproportionately represented in industries that have had the most number of layoffs and furloughs and are more likely to be in entry-level jobs and/or serve as hourly workers.
    • 2022, Heidi Weigand, Heather Mackinnon, Erica Weigand, Jessica Hepworth, “Intergenerational Stories of Kindness: A Catalyst for Bouncing Back”, in Michelle Thomason, editor, Kindness in Management and Organizational Studies (Kindness at Work), Emerald Publishing, →ISBN, page 134:
      In comparison, Generation Zs are the first generation to grow up with the Internet in their pocket (e.g. cell phones and smartphones) with constant access to the online world, creating a sense of immediacy for information and contact.


Further reading[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Dimock (17 January 2019), “Defining generations: Where Millennials end and Generation Z begins”, in Pew Research Center[2], archived from the original on 2020-06-01.