Millennials and the meaningless generation game

The Pew Research Centre announced last week that it will define people born between 1981 and 1996 as members of the millennial generation, embracing a slightly narrower range of years than the ones used by the United States Census Bureau.

It would have been better, though, if it had announced the end of what I call the "generation game" - the insistence on dividing society into groups based on birth year and imputing different characteristics to each group.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 08, 2018, with the headline 'Millennials and the meaningless generation game'. Print Edition | Subscribe