Generation Z

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Electric kick scooters and smartphones are particularly associated with Generation Z[1]

Generation Z (or Gen Z for short) is the generation after Millennials and before Generation Alpha. Researchers and popular media use the mid-to-late 1990s as starting birth years and the early 2010s as ending birth years. The majority of references and sources state that Generation Z are those born from 1997 to 2012, including the United States Library of Congress and the federal government of Canada (Statistics Canada).[2][3] Most members of Generation Z have used digital technology since a young age and are well known with the Internet and social media. Most members of Generation Z are the children of Generation X.[4]

Other proposed names for the generation included iGeneration, Gen Tech, Gen Wii, Homeland Generation, Net Gen, Digital Natives, Plurals, and Zoomers.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "How Gen Z Impacts Urban Mobility". Meeting of the Minds. 14 October 2019.
  2. Burclaff, Natalie. "Research Guides: Doing Consumer Research: A Resource Guide: Generations". guides.loc.gov. Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  3. Government of Canada, Statistics Canada (27 April 2022). "A generational portrait of Canada's aging population from the 2021 Census". www12.statcan.gc.ca. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  4. Wellner, Alison Stein (September 1, 2000). "GENERATION". Ad Age. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  5. Horovitz, Bruce (4 May 2012). "After Gen X, Millennials, what should next generation be?". USA Today. Archived from the original on 20 March 2020. Retrieved 24 November 2012.