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Generation X

\ˌʤɛnəˈreɪʃən\ \ɛks\

People born between the mid-1960s and late-1970s who grew up during a period of social transition with the end of the Cold War.

(The ‘X’ refers to the generation’s lack of social identity.) Their birth rate was much lower than that of the baby boomers, due largely to the introduction of the contraceptive pill in the 1960s; Gen-X is sometimes referred to as the baby-bust-generation in the USA as a result. Also known as the latchkey generation due to the perceived change in levels of adult supervision in their youth.

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