Generation Y otherwise known as echo boomers, or Millennials, is the term for the Generation born between 1980 and 1995. Most of them are children of either Baby boomers or Generation X.
These people are the first to grow up with technology, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the recession of 2008. By the Mid-2010s, they will be the largest working force in the United States.
These are the Generation demographics:
Gen X: 1965-1980
Gen Y: 1980-1995
Gen Z: 1996-present
To be clear, Generation Y last through 1995, then 1996 is the start of generation Z