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Press Release 11-231

Long-term Survey Reveals Gen Xers Are Active, Balanced and Happy

Surprisingly, people born between 1961 and 1981 are not isolated socially

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Photo of two Generation X skydivers.

Using data from the National Science Foundation-funded Longitudinal Study of American Youth, researchers found that members of Generation X lead active, balanced and happy lives.

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University of Michigan political scientist Jon D. Miller discusses the findings of a new study that show Generation X, those between the ages of 30 and 50, are leading active, balanced and happy lives.

Credit: National Science Foundation
Images courtesy of 2011 Jupiter Images