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Subjective Age Identity and the Transition to Adulthood: When Do Adolescents Become Adults?

Michael J. Shanahan, Erik J. Porfeli, Jeylan T. Mortimer, and Lance D. Erickson

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748894
eISBN:
9780226748924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748924.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Education

For many decades, scholars held that five transition markers delineated entry into adulthood: completing school, leaving home, beginning one's career, marrying, and becoming a parent. Based on these ... More


Sequences of Early Adult Transitions: A Look at Variability and Consequences

Ted Mouw

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748894
eISBN:
9780226748924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748924.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The transition from adolescence to adulthood is “demographically dense” in that it involves a number of significant demographic transitions: leaving home, finishing school, starting work, marriage, ... More


Yo-yo transitions and misleading trajectories: towards Integrated Transition Policies for young adults in Europe

Manuela du Bois-Reymond and Andreu López Blasco

in Young people and contradictions of inclusion: Towards Integrated Transition Policies in Europe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345547
eISBN:
9781447304357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345547.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter provides a theoretical framework for understanding the structural and biographical changes that have led to a destandardisation of young people's transitions. Illustrated by the metaphor ... More


Historical Trends in Patterns of Time Use among Young Adults in Developed Countries

Anne H. Gauthier and Frank F. Furstenberg Jr.

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748894
eISBN:
9780226748924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748924.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Time use among young people varies greatly during the transition to adulthood and is strongly regulated by social roles, constraints, and obligations. Yet, time use has not been one of the indicators ... More


Early Adult Transitions and Their Relation to Well-Being and Substance Use

John Schulenberg, Patrick M. O̓malley, Jerald G. BachMan, and Lloyd D. Johnston

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748894
eISBN:
9780226748924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748924.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Evidence shows that well-being increases during the period between late adolescence and early adulthood, but questions remain about how widespread this increase may be and why it occurs and, more ... More


On the Frontier of Adulthood: Emerging Themes and New Directions

Frank F. Furstenberg Jr., Rubén G. Rumbaut, and Richard A. Settersten Jr.

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748894
eISBN:
9780226748924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748924.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Shifts in culture and society worked together to define adolescence as a meaningful life period separate from childhood and adulthood. Similar forces are at work today to make early adulthood a ... More


Social Policy and the Transition to Adulthood: Toward Stronger Institutions and Individual Capacities

Richard A. Settersten Jr.

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748894
eISBN:
9780226748924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748924.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter examines the intersection between early adult development and social policy in the spheres of work, education, and family. In particular, it asks how social policies and institutions ... More


Off to a Good Start?: Postsecondary Education and Early Adult Life

Gary D. Sandefur, Jennifer Eggerling-Boeck, and Hyunjoon Park

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748894
eISBN:
9780226748924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748924.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter focuses on getting off to a good start in the transition to adulthood by examining two key dimensions of the early transition to adulthood: educational attainment and avoiding early ... More


Six Paths to Adulthood: Fast Starters, Parents without Careers, Educated Partners, Educated Singles, Working Singles, and Slow Starters

D. Wayne Osgood, Gretchen Ruth, Jacquelynne S. Eccles, Janis E. Jacobs, and Bonnie L. Barber

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748894
eISBN:
9780226748924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748924.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The transition to adulthood is most obviously characterized by movement from the roles of childhood and adolescence to those of adulthood. Youth leave their parents' homes to live on their own, they ... More


American Women's Transition to Adulthood in Comparative Perspective

Elizabeth Fussell and Anne H. Gauthier

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748894
eISBN:
9780226748924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748924.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter compares the timing and prevalence of transitions to independent living and family formation to determine whether young people are rejecting family formation and to ascertain how social ... More


Material Assistance from Families During the Transition to Adulthood

Robert F. Schoeni and Karen E. Ross

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748894
eISBN:
9780226748924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748924.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Education

As their children enter young adulthood, parents may use their own financial advantages to support their children as they pursue higher education, to help their children establish independent ... More


The Transition to Adulthood for Youth Leaving Public Systems: Challenges to Policies and Research

E. Michael Foster and Elizabeth J. Gifford

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748894
eISBN:
9780226748924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748924.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Education

As young people begin to live on their own, their involvement with the public institutions that have been responsible for their education may end. For youth in public systems that serve children, the ... More


Is IT Getting Harder to Get Ahead?: Economic Attainment in Early Adulthood for Two Cohorts

Mary Corcoran and Jordan Matsudaira

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748894
eISBN:
9780226748924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748924.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Moving out of the childhood bedroom, setting up one's own household, and paying for it with one's earnings have always been major markers of a successful transition to adulthood for men and are ... More


Beyond Emerging Adulthood: What Does It Mean to Become an Adult?

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

in Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199929382
eISBN:
9780190209643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929382.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter focuses on the transition from emerging adulthood to the next stage of life. First there is a look at how adulthood has been defined in traditional cultures and in the past in American ... More


The Ever-Winding Path: Ethnic and Racial Diversity in the Transition to Adulthood

John Mollenkopf, Mary C. Waters, Jennifer Holdaway, and Philip Kasinitz

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

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748894
eISBN:
9780226748924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748924.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Education

The rapid pace of immigration over the past four decades has led to one out of every ten people living in the United States being foreign born, with another one in ten having an immigrant parent. ... More


Stability Matters

Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi

in Modern Control Theory and the Limits of Criminal Justice

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190069797
eISBN:
9780190069834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069797.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance, Gerontology and Ageing

With regard to crime, stability does not imply once a crook always a crook, that levels of crime or problem behaviors remain at the same rate over time and do not fluctuate, or that crime is caused ... More


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