Monday, March 3, 2008

Gen Xers - it pays to be the small generation

A recent study from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College argues that the size of "one’s birth cohort affects wages throughout one’s working life, with members of relatively large cohorts (at all stages of their careers) earning a significantly lower wage than members of smaller cohorts."

A lot of Gen Xers worry that we'll get passed over in the work world either by Boomers who stay in the workforce longer than previous generations or by Millenials who are nipping at our ankles as we climb the corporate ladder. However, this study says that the smaller the generation, the larger the wage. And Generation X is the smallest. Rock on Gen Xers!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I guess bigger is not always better...