Todays teens and children born from 1995-2010. Most of the members of Generation Z either don't remember or vaugely remember key events such as the September 11th terrorist attacks or the invasion of Iraq. Most however have been affected by the currant "Great Recession"(2008-present). Unlike Millenials
, or Generation Y
, Generation Z will grow up in a childhood and teenhood without the luxury of a strong economy. Many compare Generation Z to the Silent Generation
who were in between the Greatest Generation and the Baby Boom Generation.
Alternate names for Generation Z include the Homeland Generation or the Homelanders and the Vacant Generation or the Vacants.