'Xplaining Generation X - An NSF-Sponsored Webcast
New study reveals surprising insights about people born between 1961 and 1981
Information received from this webcast is embargoed until Oct. 25, 2011 at 12:01 a.m. ET
Maybe they're the next greatest generation--Generation X. Sandwiched between the Baby Boomers and Generation Y, a new study has surprising insights about people born between 1961 and 1981. What's more, the results lead to an intriguing question: How did Gen Xers defy the prevailing wisdom to get that way?
Join University of Michigan's (U-M) Jon D. Miller for an embargoed National Science Foundation- (NSF) sponsored webcast on Friday at 1 p.m. Miller, a renowned political scientist at U-M's Institute for Social Research, is the author of "The Generation X Report," a new study scheduled for release on October 25. The report, which highlights the experiences, challenges, attitudes and behaviors of American adults now 30 to 50 years of age, is based on the NSF-funded Longitudinal Study of American Youth.
Media are encouraged to direct questions before and during the webcast to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
Useful NSF Web Sites: