Not Quite Adults

Not Quite Adults

Why 20-somethings Are Choosing A Slower Path to Adulthood, and Why It's Good for Everyone

Book - 2010
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Random House, Inc.
Why are 20-somethings delaying adulthood? The media have flooded us with negative headlines about this generation, from their sense of entitlement to their immaturity. Drawing on almost a decade of cutting-edge research and nearly five hundred interviews with young people, Richard Settersten, Ph.D., and Barbara E. Ray shatter these stereotypes, revealing an unexpected truth: A slower path to adulthood is good for all of us. Their surprising findings include
 
• Young adults who finish college and delay marriage and child-rearing get a much better start in life.
• Few 20-somethings who live at home are mooching off their parents. More often, they are using the time at home to gain necessary credentials and save money for a more secure future.
• Helicopter parents aren’t so bad after all. Involved parents provide young people with advantages, including mentoring and economic support, that have become increasingly necessary to success.
 
Not Quite Adults is a fascinating look at an often misunderstood generation. It’s a must-read for parents, teachers, psychologists, sociologists, and anyone interested in today’s youth culture.

Visit www.notquiteadults.com for more information on this revelatory book.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Baker & Taylor
Draws on scientific findings by the MacArthur Research Network to challenge stereotypes about the characters of semi-dependent young adults, arguing that a gradual shift toward independence can enable higher-paying jobs and more responsible marital attitudes. Original.

Publisher: New York : Random House, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780440339793
9780553807400
Characteristics: xxiii, 239 p
Additional Contributors: Ray, Barbara (Barbara E.)

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