I grew up confused about which generation I belonged to. Not considered a baby boomer, nor considered to be a Gen X'r. Those of us that are born at the tail end of the Baby Boom don't always identify as belonging to either group.
Using the Canadian demographics we would be considered a Boomer, but the US had a shorter baby boom, and considers us Gen X'rs. According to Prof. David Foot from the University of Toronto, " the front end of the baby boomers are in their late 50's" I am not near my 50's yet.
Canada's baby boom ended in 1966, and the US baby boom ended in 1964. But more importantly I think, is that I don't consider myself one of the privileged baby boomers. And I certainly am not one of the so called "slacker generation." I think that we should be called the "straddlers", neither one nor the other, but yet both.
I have spent my life following the Baby Boomers, watching from afar the mass cultural changes they invoked, the demographics they blew out of the water. The sheer abundance of everything that they consumed. There wasn't much of the affluence that they took for granted left over for us younger ones. I'm not bitter, just confused, as I head off into middle age, still trying to find myself. They at least know who they are.
What do you consider yourself? A Boomer, and Gen X, Gen Y, or even some new term?