In a brand new book about millennials and GenY by Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais, “Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation Is Remaking America,” the authors explore how young people coming of age in the new Millenium are reshaping American life and culture. The book was released only a few days ago and here at HCBSH, we haven’t got the chance yet to lay our hands on it. We will, of course, in the near future and will come back to you with a review. For now however, we’d love to direct you to the book’s website, but even more interesting: this interview Judy Woodruff at PBS.org had with both the authors. We’ve embedded the video below, check it out:
On how families are developing in the future, the authors say: “In fact, Millennial era families will be so varied that it will almost not be meaningful to refer to a “typical” American family.” On the evolving of the political system and the influence GenY has on future politics:
“In 2008, Millennials provided Obama with roughly 7 million, or 80 percent, of his 8.5 million popular vote margin. However, only forty-one percent of all Millennials, (born 1982- 2003) were eligible to vote that year. In 2012, about sixty percent of the generation will be eligible to vote, representing a potential voting block of one out of every four adult Americans.”
Must be an interesting read! We’ll keep you posted when we’ve read the book!