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  Generation gap - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A generation gap is a popular term used to describe wide differences in cultural norms between members of a younger generation and their elders.
In the 1960s the Silent Generation was frequently described as the group filling this role, with the Baby Busters occupying a similarly intermediate position in the more recent Baby Boomer-Generation X feud.
Despite the sharp divides between generations, cross-generational friendships and cross-generational sexual relationships are common.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Generation_gap   (543 words)

 Generation gap: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A generation gap describes a vast difference in cultural norms between a younger generation and their elders.
Generation x is a term used in demographics, the social sciences, and more broadly in popular culture....
The name silent generation was coined in the november 5, 1951 cover story of time to refer to the generation coming of age at the time....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/G/Ge/Generation_gap.htm   (1134 words)

 A Global Generation Gap
There are no major generation gaps in the region, except in Japan, where 84% of older people think that their culture is superior, compared with only 56% of those under age 30 who hold that view.
This generation gap is even greater in France, Germany and Britain, where older people are twice as likely as young people to be worried about erosion of their way of life.
Generational differences on language training suggest that, while older Americans and Western Europeans are quite worried about foreign threats to their way of life, they still place great value on developing the language skills necessary to cope with the broader world.
people-press.org /commentary/display.php3?AnalysisID=86   (1394 words)

 Generation gap narrowing on most attitude areas, but young become more distrustful of society in general
When the generation gap became a national issue in the early 1970s, society was going through revolutionary changes, which contributed to large differences between the attitudes of the young and older people.
The three items with the biggest gaps between the oldest and the youngest groups surveyed in 1985 were newspaper reading (44.8 percentage points of difference), approval of legalizing sexually explicit material (49.6 percentage points), and approval of socializing in bars (53.7 percentage points).
Crime: The generation gap declined from 12.1 in 1973 to 6.5 in 1985 to 5.7 in 1997.
www-news.uchicago.edu /releases/00/001018.generation.shtml   (1006 words)

 Survey: Generation gap closing
When the generation gap became a national issue in the late 1960s, society was going through massive social changes that contributed to large differences between attitudes of the young and the old.
The three items with the biggest gaps between the oldest and the youngest groups surveyed in 1985 were newspaper reading (44.8 percent difference); approval of legalizing sexually explicit material (49.6 percent); and approval of socializing in bars (53.7 percent).
Overall, the gap in attitudes between generations for the youngest and the oldest segment of the population fell from 19.4 percent in 1973, to 16.7 percent in 1985 and to 15.2 percent in 1997.
chronicle.uchicago.edu /001102/generation-gap.shtml   (973 words)

 PUERTO RICO HERALD: Generation-Gap Marketing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Born during a baby bulge that demographers place between 1980 and 1994, Generation Y is as young as 10 and as old as 24, with the majority still in their teens (67% are age 10 to 19).
Demographers around the world have divided the population into generations according to the year its members were born; the members of a particular generation are known to share traits and behavior.
This generation is considered a challenging market that is forcing stateside businesses to look beyond their own backyards and into a mix of ethnic cultures with needs and behavior that may be similar to or completely dissimilar from mainstream consumers.
www.puertorico-herald.org /issues/2004/vol8n43/CBGenGap.shtml   (3818 words)

 The Gender-Generation Gap
In terms of the gender-generation gap, the impact of the second-wave women's movement in the 1960s and 1970s may have influenced the cohort who grew up in the wake of the social revolution caused by feminism.
The younger generation of women, who have been most exposed to the influence of the women's movement, could therefore be expected to prove most liberal/leftwing in their partisan leanings.
The revisionist perspective, generated largely by the emergence of a new gender gap in the United States and Western Europe, suggests that women in the 1990s have realigned towards parties of the left, especially among the younger generation.
www.ksg.harvard.edu /norrisweb/ARCHIVE/Gendergap.htm   (6042 words)

 Generation Gap
Generation Gap is a pattern that solves this problem through class inheritance.
Rather, the class to instantiate is the Clock class, also known generically as the "core subclass." The builder generates the core subclass along with the core class.
Generation Gap's cardinal requirement is that programmers never modify the core class.
www.research.ibm.com /designpatterns/pubs/gg.html   (2635 words)

 Feminism's Generation Gap- by Stephanie Herman
The parents of Generation X women seemed to warn their daughters en masse that while marriage might or might not be in their futures, even a married woman should be self reliant.
In fact, Generation X is increasingly wary of feminism's refusal to give up the ghost, recognizing that while most of women's battles have been won, habitual feminists are angry as ever.
The young women of Generation X are not interested in taking over the earth, as twentysomethings or in their dotage, and a perpetually angry outlook on the world is no longer considered constructive.
www.rightgrrl.com /steph/femgap.html   (2474 words)

 NF American (Generation Gap, Giant Gap, Chamberlain Falls)
Generation Gap is a spectacular section of the NF American that is then usually combined with the Giant Gap section to avoid a 2 mile hike up out of the canyon at the end (end of Generation, start of Giant).
Dream Gap behind us we knew there was only one other harder rapid on the run (though no shortage of good WW between) and that was F-14 just above Euchre Bar (the put in for Giant Gap).
Tom and I had just done Giant Gap earlier in the week, but the flow was higher and you could definitely feel it.
www.ptone.com /Kayak/NFAmerican   (1039 words)

 Generation Y
Born during a baby bulge that demographers locate between 1979 and 1994, they are as young as five and as old as 20, with the largest slice still a decade away from adolescence.
Boomer brands flopped in their attempts to reach Generation X, but with a mere 17 million in its ranks, that miss was tolerable.
General Motors Corp. (GM) is putting together a task force to figure out how to appeal to Gen Y. The auto maker brings teens and children as young as sixth-graders into car clinics, where researchers probe their opinions of current models and prototypes of future cars.
www.businessweek.com /1999/99_07/b3616001.htm   (3060 words)

 Workplace generation gap: Understand differences among colleagues - MayoClinic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Generation Xers are technologically savvy, having ushered in the era of video games and personal computers during their formative years.
Although certain characteristics may be attributed to one generation or another, that doesn't mean that all people in a particular generation exhibit each of that generation's common characteristics.
Unlike the other generations, traditionalists are most likely to have taken a job and stayed with one company for their entire careers.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/working-life/WL00045   (1703 words)

 CONTEXT - This Week in Arts and Ideas from The Moscow Times
America calls its soldiers who fought in World War II "the greatest generation." They are hymned by Hollywood, celebrated by publishers and politicians, hailed at every turn.
Incorporating the latest techniques for psychological manipulation, new training programs were designed to brutalize the mind and habituate soldiers to the idea of killing automatically, by reflex, without the intervention of any of those "inefficient" scruples displayed by their illustrious predecessors.
And by the time the greatest generation's own children took the field, in Vietnam, the willingness to slaughter was almost total: 95 percent of combat troops there fired with the intent to kill.
context.themoscowtimes.com /stories/2004/07/30/120.html   (1039 words)

 UF STUDY: WIDE GENERATION GAP IN BELIEF IN THE RIGHT TO DIE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Seventy-nine percent of the oldest generation identified it as extremely important in making life-sustaining decisions, followed by 78 percent of the middle generation and 67 percent of the youngest generation, he said.
The middle and younger generations diverge from their elders by ranking pain second in importance when evaluating the use of life-sustaining treatments, while older people were more concerned about whether they would become a burden to their families, Mills said.
Only 22 percent of the middle generation and 14 percent of the younger generation reported money as extremely important when considering the use of life-sustaining treatment for a parent, and 19 percent of the middle generation and 13 percent of the young generation said so of family burden.
www.napa.ufl.edu /2002news/lifesustain.htm   (822 words)

 ISA | The Generation Gap
Generation Now: Today, stupid loads such as home appliances, computers, and heavy machinery plug in to a largely illiterate grid managed by skilled system operators.
Generation Flex: By the time we reach this point, processors are so small and inexpensive that gateway chip sets for Bluetooth, Echelon, and others embed into the devices themselves.
Circuit switched is a type of network in which a circuit, or physical path, is obtained for and dedicated to a single connection between two endpoints in the network.
www.isa.org /InTechTemplate.cfm?Section=Article_Index1&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=707   (2776 words)

 Article: Generation gap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The chain is Gap Inc.'s overture to women age 35 and up; those with bodies that no longer fit into the styles retailers push on younger members of Generation X (who are between 25 and 40) and the even younger Generation Y (10 to 24).
*Gap Edition is casual, including staples such as the basic white button-down shirt and T-shirts similar to those found at the Gap.
Women of the baby boom generation want to be fashionable but have been frustrated in their bid to find clothing that complements their changing figures, including bigger bellies and saggy upper arms, Kangas said.
www.trendsight.com /article-generationgap.php   (779 words)

 The Generation Gap
The ‘generation gap’ has existed for all of our lifetimes, but it is not an inescapable fact of human life.
Our generation gap is a generational war, a war between cultures, in the same way that Muslims and Christians war.
The “generation gap” goes beyond mere human age: any industry or institution that lives in the past will find itself in conflict with the real world, or at least increasingly apart from it.
www.hoboes.com /html/NetLife/Children/Gap.html   (2980 words)

 USATODAY.com - 'Halo 2' shows new generation gap: Boomers vs. gamers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We're on the tragically un-hip side of a generation gap, and the gamers are on the other side, according to a new book, Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever, by John Beck and Mitchell Wade.
So gamers, as a generation, are more willing to try anything and pound on a problem, believing there is some way to solve it.
I mean, our generation gap wasn't due to any one thing that boomers shared and the previous generation didn't.
www.usatoday.com /money/industries/technology/maney/2004-11-16-halo2-generation-gap_x.htm   (1106 words)

 Generation Gap
Every generation is a "melting pot" of different kinds of people, yet every generation is united in an "age location" in history.
Many generations have been labeled with a name reflecting their attitudes and actions.
For example, who and why is there a generation called X? s a student we hope Generation Gap will enable you to gain historical knowledge about a particular period of time as well as gain insight and wisdom from each generation.
library.thinkquest.org /23440   (425 words)

 The Real Generation Gap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
At best, Generation X appears to be ill-prepared for the responsibilities of adulthood and the challenges of modern life.
Generation X is filled with self-esteem but bereft of knowledge.
As parents, struggling to close the generation gap, we must be valiant in defending our beliefs.
www.libertyhaven.com /politicsandcurrentevents/educationhomeschoolingorchildren/realgengap.shtml   (3881 words)

 New Generation, Inc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The primary goal of New Generation is to provide a home-like, affirming environment for these women, where they can receive quality prenatal care, help with babies for three months if they choose to parent, and individual compassion and support if they choose to place for adoption.
We offer this care and support in a loving, non-judgmental environment - one that is respectful of the life struggles many of these women have had - but with a focus on the future, for each resident and her child.
Second Generation Thrift Shoppe and the Generation Gap Furniture Barn are services of New Generation that offer affordable clothing, household items, and furniture to the public.
www.newgennh.com   (350 words)

 Chinese generation gap
This is the home of the Ong Ko Met family association, a network that began long ago when immigrants from southeast China bonded in Phoenix at meetings held at the Chinese School.
The future, though, rests with a younger generation that is not as culturally connected as its elders would like.
Three generations removed from Henry Ong Sr., Kendall Ong's two teenage sons, Addison and Dylan, thrive in a culture foreign to their great-uncle Fred and their father.
www.azcentral.com /specials/special41/articles/0201Chinese01.html   (711 words)

 Generation Gap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Two million baby boomers born between late 1940's and mid 1960's were also known as the "youth generation".
Many of the "youth generation" Canadians lived lives in ways that were different from their parents,they were also known as "hippies" and "revolutionaries".
Youth generation lived in ways that were slightly different from their parents generation.
ss11gap.blogspot.com   (448 words)

 Family Matters: Is There A Generation Gap?
BOZEMAN - - The term "generation gap" was coined by sociologists and anthropologists in the 1960's and is often still used today.
One concept of the generation gap is that parents and offspring have different values and beliefs.
Here are some good tips from an article titled "Bridging the Generation Gap," by Barbara Mendenhall, a marriage, family and child counselor and executive director of Family Education Centers.
www.montana.edu /wwwpb/home/gap.html   (724 words)

 The disappearing generation gap | csmonitor.com
From clothing and hairstyles to activities and expectations, earlier generations of parents and children often appeared to revolve in separate orbits.
Today, the generation gap has not disappeared, but it is shrinking in many families.
Conversations that would not have taken place a generation ago – or that would have been awkward, on subjects such as sex and drugs – now are comfortable and common.
www.csmonitor.com /2002/0529/p14s02-lifp.html   (1481 words)

 OpinionJournal - Wonder Land
Over time the party passed into the hands of a generation, now in their 50s and early 60s, whose broad view of America and its politics was formed as young men and women opposing the Vietnam War.
These Baby Boomers--the generation of John Kerry, Al Gore and Bill and Hillary Clinton--transformed the world view of the Democrats, on everything from foreign policy to cultural issues.
Democrats belonging to the World War II generation believed that one "served." There was a nonpartisan pact of reverence for the services.
www.opinionjournal.com /columnists/dhenninger?id=110005858   (852 words)

 Hotels try bridging generation gap
On the other are the burgeoning Generation X'ers, whose oldest members turned 40 this year and who increasingly are asserting their buying power.
Generations are marked by different sensibilities, and Generation X and the baby boomers are no exceptions.
Gen X is typically defined as people born from 1965 to 1979 and boomers as people born from 1946 to 1964.
www.azcentral.com /arizonarepublic/news/articles/1118genXtraveler18.html   (1712 words)

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