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Coming Up Short: Working-Class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty

Jennifer M. Silva

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931460
eISBN:
9780199345748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931460.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Traditional markers of adulthood have become increasingly delayed, disorderly, reversible, or even forgone in the latter half of the twentieth century. This book draws upon 100 interviews with ... More


Substance Use and Abuse During Adolescence and the Transition to Adulthood Are Developmental Phenomena: Conceptual and Empirical Considerations

John Schulenberg, Julie Maslowsky, and Justin Jager

in Alcohol Use Disorders: A Developmental Science Approach to Etiology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190676001
eISBN:
9780190676032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676001.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter describes characteristics of a developmental perspective on substance use regarding age curves; heterogeneity in course; embeddedness within all else that is changing developmentally and ... More


The Transition to Adulthood from Care: A Review of Current Research

Élodie Marion and Veronika Paulsen

in Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630485
eISBN:
9780190630508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630485.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter reports on a literature review that was conducted spanning the past 2 years to provide an overview of existing research and to identify future research needs in the field. Increased ... More


Afterword: Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood

Martin Goyette

in Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630485
eISBN:
9780190630508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630485.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Although the challenges of effectively supporting youth in care in their transition to adulthood are formidable, this chapter concludes this book, which discusses how the needs of youth, research ... More


Social Networks and Social Support in the Transition to Adulthood: A Reflection on Social Integration Processes

Martin Goyette

in Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630485
eISBN:
9780190630508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630485.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

For some youth in care, leaving a foster home definitively also implies leaving the only family and home they have ever known. Youth is thus a particularly critical moment in identity construction ... More


Early adulthood and family formation

Jane Gray, Ruth Geraghty, and David Ralph

in Family rhythms: The changing textures of family life in Ireland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719091513
eISBN:
9781526109972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091513.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter discusses the extension of ‘early adulthood’ in contemporary Ireland. It traces changes in the transition to independent household formation amongst young adults, from tightly ordered ... More


Policy Implications and Directions for Future Research

Wendy B. Smith

in Youth Leaving Foster Care: A Developmental, Relationship-Based Approach to Practice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195375596
eISBN:
9780199893355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375596.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Chapter 13 is divided between policy and research. The policy section discusses agenda-setting and the social construction of the “problem” of youth leaving care. Policy issues affecting children ... More


Becoming an Adult: Getting a Car, a Job, and Paying the Bills

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

in Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479891214
eISBN:
9781479857432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479891214.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explains the challenges of the transition to adulthood for the young parents in this study, and it reflects on the implications of this transition for their risk of social poverty. In ... More


The Benefits of Extending State Care to Young Adults: Evidence from the United States of America

Mark E. Courtney

in Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630485
eISBN:
9780190630508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630485.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter summarizes recent research in the United States providing evidence of the benefits of allowing youth in foster care to remain in care through their 21st birthdays. The chapter provides ... More


Introduction

Varda R. Mann-Feder

in Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630485
eISBN:
9780190630508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630485.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This Introduction defines care leaving and discusses how youth who transition out of care experience emerging adulthood in comparison to their normative peers. It orients the reader to the parts of ... More


Young, Poor Parents: Lacking Social Support and Social Capital

Sarah Halpern-Meekin

in Social Poverty: Low-Income Parents and the Struggle for Family and Community Ties

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479891214
eISBN:
9781479857432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479891214.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter elaborates on the concept of social poverty, engaging with previous theory and research across the fields of sociology, psychology, and health to explain the importance of social poverty ... More


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

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199929382
eISBN:
9780190209643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929382.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This is the original book presenting the theory of emerging adulthood, which offered a new conception of development from the late teens through the twenties. The book presents emerging adulthood as ... More


Millennials as Emerging Adults

Barbara J. Risman

in Where the Millennials Will Take Us: A New Generation Wrestles with the Gender Structure

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199324385
eISBN:
9780190846794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199324385.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter begins by providing a historical context for the Millennial generation. Growing up is different in the 21st century than before; it takes much longer. Given how many years youth take to ... More


Healing From Inner-City Violence

Jocelyn R. Smith Lee

in Flourishing in Emerging Adulthood: Positive Development During the Third Decade of Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190260637
eISBN:
9780190672737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260637.003.0045
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines how young people, disproportionately black and Hispanic, in America’s economically disadvantaged, urban contexts are using the third decade of life to heal and succeed. Guided ... More


Military Service in Midlife

Meredith Kleykamp, Ryan Kelty, and David R. Segal

in Flourishing in Emerging Adulthood: Positive Development During the Third Decade of Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190260637
eISBN:
9780190672737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260637.003.0027
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines the role of military experience on positive or negative development and functioning in early adulthood. It reviews the demographic composition of the military in the United ... More


A Stubborn Disparity

Sanyu A. Mojola

in "Love, Money, and HIV": Becoming a Modern African Woman in the Age of AIDS

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520280939
eISBN:
9780520958500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280939.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter describes the stark gender differences in HIV rates among African youth and discusses the major explanations (biophysiological, proximate, and structural) for this disparity. It also ... More


Transitions from Care to Work for Vulnerable Young People in Spain, England, and Argentina: An Approach from a Social Pedagogy Perspective

Miguel Melendro, Jo Dixon, and Mariana Incarnato

in Working with Young People: A Social Pedagogy Perspective from Europe and Latin America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190937768
eISBN:
9780190937799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190937768.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Communities and Organizations

This chapter describes different experiences of social and labor market inclusion through socio-educational action for a specific group of vulnerable young people from Spain, England, and ... More


Setting the Context: Transitions to Adult Life

Melinda Lundquist Denton and Richard Flory

in Back-Pocket God: Religion and Spirituality in the Lives of Emerging Adults

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190064785
eISBN:
9780190064815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190064785.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Drawing on National Study of Youth and Religion survey data and interviews with emerging adults, this chapter focuses on the major themes in the lives of emerging adults as they are moving toward ... More


Youth Prepare for Adulthood

Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto

in Jacked Up and Unjust: Pacific is lander Teens Confront Violent Legacies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283022
eISBN:
9780520958883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283022.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Where we introduced this book with Angel’s and Benny’s narratives, we complete the adolescent journey for these teens and others in chapter seven. In this chapter, we examine the different ways that ... More


Eric’s Awakening

Nikki Jones

in The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520288348
eISBN:
9780520963313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288348.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 1 tells the story of Eric’s transformation from “weed man” to Pastor. The chapter illuminates the earliest moments in which Eric begins to imagine pulling himself out of street life. By the ... More


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