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The Changing Path to Adulthood

  • Christopher Salvatore
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Abstract

Emerging adulthood evolved as a distinct stage of the life course due to changes in several key areas. These areas include economic shifts, increased freedom for women, increased sexual freedom, and the Youth Movement. Each of these areas is examined, and the influence they have on emerging adulthood discussed and emerging adulthood formally defined. The emerging adulthood gap is presented as a conceptual idea that can help explain behaviors common in emerging adult populations.

Keywords

Emerging adulthood Emerging adulthood gap Economics Sexual freedom Women’s rights Youth movement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Salvatore
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  1. 1.Montclair State UniversityMontclairUSA

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