Are Generational Differences Real? Fact or Myth?
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Popular literature, academic research, and water cooler conversations all converge on the belief that there is a persistent difference between generations. A generational group, often referred to as a cohort, is a collection of people grouped by the time in which they were born. These people are presumed to share life experiences whose effects are stable over the course of their lives. This report summarizes research findings to identify areas where differences truly exist.