In our publications, we follow the recommendations in The Chicago Manual of Style (“Generation”). We generally lowercase generation names such as baby boomers and millennials, but we capitalize generation names that include letters, such as Generation X, Generation Y, and Generation Z. Student writers could follow Chicago as well or consult another reliable source, such as Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.
“Generation.” The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed., sec. 8.42, U of Chicago P, 2017, www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/book/ed17/part2/ch08/psec042.html.
Published 5 August 2019