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GPHY 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: MillennialsPremium

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GPHY 101
L. Cameron

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GPHY 101: November 20, 2018 - Week 11 Population Movement,
Diaspora, and Immigration Overview
Spotlight speaker: Ajay Agarwal
Ajay Agarwal: Millennials in North America
Generation Y
o Generation Y is another term that refers to millennials, or those born
between 1980 and 2000
o Reports have shown that millennials tend to have different mobility
methods than past generations
Millennials are Unlike Past Generations
o Generation Y has different attitudes and values than their ancestors
o This generation has been the first generation in history to grow up with
o It is also more difficult now than in the past to be an adult and get a job
o Environmental issues are more known now as well, which is changing the
ways many people live (such as cutting plastics out from their lives or
using solar panels)
Millennials Have Different Preferences
o Millennials seem to prefer living in cities rather than suburban areas
Prefer to be close to restaurants/bars, as well as public
transportation because most millennials do not own cars
o They also like transit more than driving their own cars, and often do not
mind if they do not own one
o Marriage is also less common/delayed in Generation Y
o Sometimes, millennials put their friends over family (closer connection?)
o Millennials also like to honor diversity, such as skin colour or preference in
gender when it comes to relationships (LGBQ)
Higher Education
o Since it is more difficult to find a job now, millennials are more likely to get
an education at a high level to be able to get a job
Much harder to get a good paying job with just a high school
degree, and even a basic university degree is not enough
This could tie into economy
Boomerang Children
o Boomerang children are those who stay with their parents longer than
other generations normally would, or they go back to their parents after
moving out and living by themselves
o One reason for this is the low incomes that most millennials receive,
coupled with the high prices for most decent housing
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