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How the smartphone affected an entire generation of kids

Depression, anxiety, and loneliness among Millennials have shot upward since 2012

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As someone who researches generational differences, I find one of the most frequent questions I’m asked is “What generation am I in?” If you were born before 1980, that’s a relatively easy question to answer: the Silent Generation was born between 1925 and 1945; baby boomers were born between 1946 and 1964; Gen X followed (born between 1965 and 1979).

Next come millennials, born after 1980. But where do millennials end, and when does the next generation begin? Until recently, I (and many others) thought the last millennial birth year would be 1999 – ...

First Published: Tue, August 22 2017. 12:00 IST
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