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Breaking the
status
quo
The generation that’s criticized in the media daily. But this generation is changing the status quo that previous generations swore by.
Definition
25-40
yrs old
Anyone born between
1981 and 1996

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Silent
Generation
1925 — 1945
32 Years
Millenials1980 — 1994
EDU-
CATION
👧 Millennial women with a bachelor’s degree is now higher than that of men – the first generation to outpace men in terms of education - a reversal from the Silent Generation and Boomers.
👦 About one-third of Millennial men (36%) have at least a bachelor’s degree, nearly double the share of Silent Generation men (19%) when they were ages 25 to 40.
39%
% of those aged between 25 and 40 who have completed at least a bachelor's degree
Women are 4x more likely than Gen Y to have a bachelor’s degree.
🏢 Despite a reputation for job hopping, Millennial workers are just as likely to stick with their employers as Gen X workers were when they were the same age. Roughly seven-in-ten each of Millennials ages 22 to 37 in 2018 (70%) and Gen Xers the same age in 2002 (69%) reported working for their current employer at least 13 months. About three-in-ten of both groups said they’d been with their employer for at least five years.
💸 Of course, the economy varied for each generation. While the Great Recession (2008+) affected Americans broadly, it created a particularly challenging job market for Millennials entering the workforce. The unemployment rate was especially high for America’s youngest adults in the years just after the recession, a reality that would impact Millennials’ future earnings and wealth.
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render() {
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    <div className="shopping-list">
      <h1>Shopping List for {this.props.name}</h1>
      <ul>
        <li>Instagram</li>
        <li>WhatsApp</li>
        <li>Oculus</li>
      </ul>
    </div>
  );
}
}

// Example usage: <ShoppingList name="Eric" />
                
But millennials are turning to the internet in order to learn new skills and change careers.
Online courses
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Spreading The Gap
Earnings of young adults have only increased for the college educated.

73%
of US Millennials consider themselves to be creative
What Does Creativity Mean To Millennials?
Creativity is a combination of artistic expression and the discovery and development of new ideas.
creativity means more than being artistic, it also represents solving problems, socially interacting, expressing oneself, being successful and producing new ideas.
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R
K
The growing gap by education is even more apparent when looking at annual household income. For households headed by Millennials ages 25 to 37 in 2018, the median adjusted household income was about $105,300 for those with a bachelor’s degree or higher, roughly $56,000 greater than that of households headed by high school graduates.
This modest difference in wealth can be partly attributed to differences in debt by generation. Compared with earlier generations, more Millennials have outstanding student debt, and the amount of it they owe tends to be greater. The share of young adult households with any student debt doubled from 1998 to 2016. In addition, the median amount of debt was nearly 50% greater for Millennials with outstanding student debt.
71%
Expect and want to do an overseas assignment during their career
While young adults in general do not have much accumulated wealth, Millennials have slightly less wealth than Boomers did at the same age. The median net worth of households headed by Millennials (ages 20 to 35 in 2016) was about $12,500 in 2016, compared with $20,700 for households headed by Boomers the same age in 1983. Median net worth of Gen X households at the same age was about $15,100.
43%
plan to leave their jobs within two years
62%
have considered starting their own business
50%
are okay telecomuting some of the time
SPENDING
HABITS
Total Spending
each year in the US
$600,000,000,000
Student Loan debt
Student loan debt in the US
$1,000,000,000,000
Average Yearly Income
before taxes
$56,099
Yearly Expenditure
on average
$47,112
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A Blue Cross Blue Shield report from 2019 found that millennials are seeing their physical and mental health decline at a faster rate than Gen X as they age. Without proper management or treatment, millennials could see a 40% uptick in mortality compared with Gen Xers of the same age, the report found.
Behavioral health — rises in rates of depression, hyperactivity, and substance abuse — is a key factor in the "health shock" among millennials, according to the report. Health shocks, as defined by the World Health Organization, are "unpredictable illnesses that diminish health status."
21%
millennials who are married or in relationships met their partner online, according to Avvo.
The government has been documenting health shocks in terms of mortality since 1960. The situation is comparable to the effects the Vietnam War and recreational drug use had on the Silent Generation, and the effect the AIDS epidemic had on boomers, the report said.
SLEEP
Studies have found a correlation between people with debt and mental-health problems. While this research, by its nature, can't identify causality, the likelihood of having a mental-health disorder is three times higher among those with unsecured debt, according to a meta-analysis, or study of studies, in the Clinical Psychology Review. People who have died by suicide were eight times more likely to have debt.
33%
millenials sleep with their smartphone within reach
50%
admit to restless sleep the night before
33%
millenials sleep with their smartphone within reach
50%
admit to restless sleep the night before
33%
millenials sleep with their smartphone within reach
50%
admit to restless sleep the night before
33%
millenials sleep with their smartphone within reach
50%
admit to restless sleep the night before
THEY’RE
CHANGING
THE WAY
THEY EAT
55%
percent of millennials who say convenience is a top driver when buying food
Poorer health among millennials will keep them from contributing as much to the economy as they otherwise would, manifesting itself through higher unemployment and slower income growth. Under the most adverse set of projections, lower levels of health alone could cost millennials more than $4,500 per year in real per-capita income compared to similarly aged Gen-Xers.
Such impacts would be most likely concentrated in areas already struggling economically, potentially exacerbating instances of income inequality and contributing to a vicious cycle of even greater prevalence of behavioral and physical health conditions.
Millenials: a generation of photographers
Millennials take and share photos (especially of their food). It looks like there is an insatiable thirst to share photos of their life within their social sphere with the hope it will generate thousands of "likes".

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55%
percent of millennials who say convenience is a top driver when buying food
They love
customization
The second important consequence of a less healthy millennial population is slower economic growth. Our previous research has shown strong correlations between health and economic conditions, particularly that healthier workers also tend to be more productive workers. As millennials become less healthy, they are more likely to miss work or stop working altogether. Furthermore, even when they are working, health concerns may prevent them from being as productive as they would have been had they had the same health profile as previous generations. These potential consequences take on added importance when we take into account the outsize role that millennials will play in the economy over the coming decade. Millennials are now the largest contributors to the U.S. labor market, comprising more than 35% of all workers and rising.
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I forked a lot in the early days, ask me which ones are relevant.
On Twitter
I don't really tweet, but what the hell....
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