robot_victoria (robot_victoria) wrote,

Western Generations And Life Longevity

Мне это все по работе/волонтерству надо в быстром доступе иметь, но если вам интересно про генерации и продолжительность жизни на Западе , то под катом что-то есть.

Now this . . . according to an article at Bloomberg we are going backward. Here are some of the highlights:

  • The average 65-year-old male will die shortly before hitting age 86

  • The average 65-year-old female will die shortly before hitting 88

  • These life expectancies are around 6 months shorter than last year’s prediction, primarily because of lifestyle choices

  • The data suggests that Boomer, Gen Xers and Millennials are doing worse

  • While from year to year the rates can be fairly volatile, the reality is that the longevity rise has slowed way down

  • When Millennials reach age 65 they should still expect to have a few more years than we Boomers will get

  • If you are a wealthy American you can expect to live 14 years longer than the poorest Americans



Western world
Birth dates of generations of the Western world.

The Western world includes Europe, North America and Australasia. Many variations may exist within these regions, both geographically and culturally, which means that the list is broadly indicative, but very general. The contemporary characterization of these cohorts used in media and advertising borrows, in part, from the Strauss–Howe generational theory[14][31] and generally follows the logic of the pulse-rate hypothesis.[32]

  • The Lost Generation, also known as the Generation of 1914 in Europe,[33] is a term originating with Gertrude Stein to describe those who fought in World War I. The members of the lost generation were typically born between 1883 and 1900. All known members of this generation are now deceased.

  • The Greatest Generation, also known as the "G.I. Generation,"[34] are those who include the veterans who fought in World War II. They were born from around 1901 to 1927[35] and came of age during the Great Depression. Journalist Tom Brokaw wrote about American members of this cohort in his book, The Greatest Generation, which popularized the term.[36]
    This photograph depicts four generations of one family: a baby boy, his mother, his maternal grandmother, and his maternal great-grandmother. (2008)

  • The Silent Generation, also known as the Lucky Few, were born from approximately 1925 to 1942.[37] It includes some who fought in World War II, most of those who fought the Korean War and many during the Vietnam War.

  • Baby boomers, also known as Generation W[38] or the Me Generation, are the generation that were born mostly following World War II, typically born from 1946 to 1964. Increased birth rates were observed during the post–World War II baby boom making them a relatively large demographic cohort.[39][40]

  • Generation X, commonly abbreviated to Gen X, is the generation following the baby boomers. Demographers and researchers typically use starting birth years ranging from the early-to-mid 1960s and ending birth years in the early 1980s. The term has also been used in different times and places for a number of different subcultures or countercultures since the 1950s.

    • In the U.S., some called Xers the "baby bust" generation because of a drop in birth rates following the baby boom.[41] The drop in fertility rates in America began in the late 1950s. But according to authors William Strauss and Neil Howe (who use a twenty year span from 1961 to 1981 for their birth years), by 1991 there were approximately 88.5 million Xers in the U.S.[42]

  • Millennials, also known as Generation Y,[43] are the cohort of people following Generation X. Demographers and researchers typically use the early 1980s as starting birth years and the mid 1990s to early 2000s as ending birth years. According to Pew Research, the Millennials will surpass the Baby Boomers in numbers in the U.S. in 2019, with an anticipated 72 million Boomers and 73 million Millennials.[44]

  • Generation Z is the cohort of people born after the Millennials. Demographers and researchers typically use the mid-1990s to early-2000s as starting birth years.[45]

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