ERIC Number: EJ788473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 16
The Intersections of Social Class and the Transition to Adulthood
Furstenberg, Frank F.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n119 p1-10 Spr 2008
This article provides an introduction to and overview of the literature on how the transition to adulthood is shaped by social class. It brings together two strands of literature. The first reviews why and how the third decade of life has been reshaped by later and longer education. The second considers how the social class position of young adults influences their experience in the early adulthood years and how those experiences in turn affect their prospects in later life.
Descriptors: Social Class, Young Adults, Experience, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Developmental Continuity, Academic Aspiration, Access to Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Status Comparison, Individual Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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