On the Frontier of Adulthood : Theory, Research, and Public Policy.

On the Frontier of Adulthood reveals a startling new fact: adulthood no longer begins when adolescence ends. A lengthy period before adulthood, often spanning the twenties and even extending into the thirties, is now devoted to further education, job exploration, experimentation in romantic relation...

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Main Author: Settersten Jr., Richard A.
Other Authors: Furstenberg, Frank F., Rumbaut, Rubén G.
Format: eBook
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.
Series:John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Mental Health and Development, Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood and Public Policy Ser.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • Contents
  • About the Editors and Contributors
  • MacArthur Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood and Public Policy
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1 On the frontier of adulthood
  • 2 The transition to adulthood during the twentieth century
  • 3 American women's transition to adulthood in comparative perspective
  • 4 Historical roots of family diversity
  • 5 Historical trends in patterns of time use among young adults in developed countries
  • 6 Generation gaps in attitudes and values from the 1970s to the 1990s
  • 7 Subjective age identity and the transition to adulthood
  • 8 Sequences of early adult transitions
  • 9 Off to a good start?
  • 10 Six paths to adulthood
  • 11 Is it getting harder to get ahead?
  • 12 Material assistance from families during the transition to adulthood
  • 13 Early adult transitions and their relation to well-being and substance use
  • 14 The ever-winding path
  • 15 The transition to adulthood for youth leaving public systems
  • 16 Social policy and the transition to adulthood
  • Index.