How Generation Y -- the millennials -- will shop, work, vote and more in the decade ahead. How Generation Y Will Change the Future
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How Generation Y Will Change the Future


Now it’s the turn of the Baby Boom’s children to shape American society. Say hello to Generation Y -- the 77 million Americans born between 1981 through 1999. The older half of Gen Yers -- also called the Millennials -- are young adults, participating in the workforce, voting in elections, establishing households and making their presence felt in the workplaces and markets of the U.S.

Here’s a look at how they are different from and how they’re the same as earlier generations -- and what those differences mean for the way that Americans will live, work, and play in the future.

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