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Emerging Adults

Feb 28, 2011

Step aside “quarter life crisis” -  there’s a new term for 20-somethings in that transition phase of their lives.  He calls it “emerging adulthood”

Dr. Jeffrey Arnett claims that in the past half century, the experience of people aged 18 to 29 has changed dramatically - at least in some societies.

Most young people now postpone marriage and parenthood until at least their late twenties, and spend their late teens through their mid-20s in self-focused exploration, trying out different possibilities in love and work.

Today, where we live, we’ll hear from Dr. Arnett – and from a panel of “emerging adults”.  

And we want to hear from you – is it better that young people are living at home longer, getting married later.. and taking more time to “figure themselves out”?