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Beat Gen article says...

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Gen X (or Gen Y or whatever it's called)--something like that, I'm paraphrasing from memory.
Generation X and Generation Y are two separate entities. Generation Xers were generally born from 1960-1980 (there's some disagreement about exact dates, but they average out to about that), Generation Y came next. Cusp years are about 1957 -1963 and 1977-1983, meaning people born in these periods will often identify with two generations. (Example: someone born in 1982 would have seen the prosperity of the gimme '80s as a child, but remember their big brothers and sisters having trouble finding jobs when they got out of college, allowing them to identify with both X and Y).