And amaaaaazingly, they titled it "What Is it About 20-Somethings?"
I just need one more minute to appreciate that headline... Okay! Moving on.
We’re in the thick of what one sociologist calls “the changing timetable for adulthood.” Sociologists traditionally define the “transition to adulthood” as marked by five milestones: completing school, leaving home, becoming financially independent, marrying and having a child. In 1960, 77 percent of women and 65 percent of men had, by the time they reached 30, passed all five milestones. Among 30-year-olds in 2000, according to data from the United States Census Bureau, fewer than half of the women and one-third of the men had done so. A Canadian study reported that a typical 30-year-old in 2001 had completed the same number of milestones as a 25-year-old in the early ’70s.
The article is about a movement to reclassify the early 20s a "distinct life stage"; I think it's called, "The Baby Boomers Fucked Up the Economy and Now Their Kids Can't Find Jobs," or something like that. (Actually they are calling it "emergent adulthood," which is offensive, but then again I guess I have a job.)
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