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The lengthening of adolescence is shown in the delayed timing of five traditional demographic markers of adulthood (leaving home, finishing school, getting married, having a child, and becoming financially independent). In 1960, 66 percent of American men and 77 percent of American women had completed all five of these milestones by age 30. In 2010, only 28 percent of men and 39 percent of women had done so at age 30.
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Teacher Rev private msg quote post Address this user
So is this a social demographic marker or an economic demographic marker, or something else entirely? These raw numbers are interesting but the context that drives them would be more helpful.
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Site Admin Belew private msg quote post Address this user
In general. Fuller Youth Institute study.
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Site Admin Belew private msg quote post Address this user
And I am getting older than younger kids, too!
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Member lunar_ranger private msg quote post Address this user
Purchasing power is quickly declining, crazy consumer and student loan debt is dragging the economy,and getting a home loan is hard to come by for people in my generation (even those with good credit). Most of my generation won't be able to live to the age of comfortable retirement.
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Teacher SusanDay private msg quote post Address this user
@lunar_ranger The Australian government enforced compulsory superannuation some years ago so that people would have something to retire on, and not expect a pension from the government. Interestingly, it my generation who will miss out as we started our working lives to early and haven't amassed enough money to retire on. We will have to keep working ... I'm gonna need a new keyboard!
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Teacher Rev private msg quote post Address this user
I'm with @SusanDay on the needing a new keyboard thing. It is a good thing I love what I do.
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Teacher SusanDay private msg quote post Address this user
@Rev me too!
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