A Generation is an Active Level of Associates based on the Enroller Tree. In other words, a Generation is all of the Active Associates (or higher) on a Level in your organization.

Matching Bonuses use Dynamic Compression on all Generations to maximize payout. This means that if a Diamond, for instance, qualifies to receive a Matching Bonus on their 1st Level (1st Generation) but somebody in their 1st Level is inactive, they will receive the Matching Bonus instead for a Member in the same leg on their 2nd level.