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Generation X: A lost generation?

It wasn't supposed to be like this. Young people born from the early 1960s to late 1970s believed that the future was theirs. As baby boomers aged, employment and prosperity would be passed along. Instead, "Generation Xers" complained that they were propelled into a changing, recession-driven workplace that offered little but "McJobs." They became the first post-war generation to be worse off than their parents, left with reduced expectations and downsized hope for the future.

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The sky was the limit for Christine and Michelle. Then the sky fell in.
Medium: Television
Program: Here & Now
Broadcast Date: June 1, 1993
Guest(s): Andrew Creighton, Christine Moores, Michelle Rogers
Reporter: Azzo Rezori
Duration: 11:18

Last updated: January 14, 2013

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