Generation X definition

A demographic cohort born after the post-war baby boomers – commentators tend to use beginning birth dates from the early 1960s to the early 1980s. Generation X is followed by Generation Y, who were born from around 1985 until the early 1990s, and Generation Z, born between the early 2000s and the present day.

Prior to Generation X were the post-WWII baby boomers.

The term was coined by photographer Robert Capa in the 1950s and popularised by Douglas Coupland’s 1991 novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture.