COLUMBIA — The concept of "generation" shows up again and again in media and popular culture, used by everyone from marketers to educators to employers. For the purposes of our "American Next" project, we want to explore how, in times of deep political and economic upheaval, the generation known as "the next generation" or "Gen Y" is positioned to inherit the decisions and policies of the generations that went before.
Two ways to define a generation: Where do you fit?
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