No, the Boomer generation is not merely a marketing construct
August 11, 2009 § 10 Comments
A brief note of correction on a recent comment on my old post on Boomers which makes a curious assertion:
If you look at the actual vital statistics numbers, the boomer gen isn’t really any bigger than Gen X, and neither is the “millenial” generation. They fudged the birth years when they were playing games with marketing. There was a boom in 1946, compared to the years *before* that. After that point They were all 3-4 million per year. There were as many people born in my birth year, 1971, as there were born in 1946, for example.
Okay. So actually most of the Boomer birth years were 3.5 to 4.25 Million and most of the Gen X years were 3.0 to 3.5 Million. And there are maybe about 7 years in the Gen X interval where births match the lowest 4 years at the very start of the Boom. Way to structure a comment to be more or less textually accurate while constituting a complete misrepresentation- that takes some thinking!