October 22, 2018 / Modified oct 22, 2018 1:40 p.m.

Recession, Smartphones, Diversity — What Defines Generation Z, Or The iGeneration?

The post-Millennial generation is beginning to come of age, and by 2020, it will make up about one-third of the U.S. population.

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The post-Millennial generation is beginning to come of age, and by 2020, it will make up about one-third of the U.S. population. Some refer to it as Generation Z, while others call it the iGeneration.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Jean Twenge (@jean_twenge), psychology professor at San Diego State University and author of the book "iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy — and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood — and What That Means for the Rest of Us."

This segment aired on October 22, 2018.

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