The Millennial Mosaic

Overview

The bottom line: Millennials are looking good

There’s a lot of consternation about the Millennial generation — Canada’s youngest adults born since the mid-1980s and now reaching their thirties. But the speculation has not been accompanied by sound and comprehensive information — until now.

Highly respected sociologist and veteran trend-tracker Reginald W. Bibby teams up with two Gen X colleagues, Joel Thiessen and Monetta Bailey, to provide an up-to-date reading on how Millennials see the world — their values, joys, and concerns; their views of family, sexuality, spirituality, and other Canadians; and their hopes and expectations as they look to the future.

What’s more, the authors compare Millennials with Gen Xers, Boomers, and Pre-Boomers. Their conclusion? Canada’s much-criticized Millennials may well be a solid upgrade on previous generations — speaking well for the country’s future.

About the Authors

Reginald W. Bibby

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Reginald W. Bibby

Reginald W. Bibby, O.C., Ph.D., is a professor of sociology at the University of Lethbridge. The author of seventeen books, he has been monitoring adult and youth social trends in Canada for more than four decades. He lives in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Joel Thiessen

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Joel Thiessen

Joel Thiessen, Ph.D., is a professor of sociology at Ambrose University, specializing in religion, family, and youth. He is the author of several books. He lives in Calgary.

Monetta Bailey

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Monetta Bailey

Monetta Bailey, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of sociology at Ambrose University specializing in racialized youth, immigration, gender, and crime. She is a recent graduate of the University of Calgary, and worked for a time with troubled youth in Alberta. She lives in Calgary.