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Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett


This is the original book presenting the theory of emerging adulthood, which offered a new conception of development from the late teens through the twenties. The book presents emerging adulthood as a new life stage that has arisen over the past half century in developed countries. It is not merely “late adolescence,” because emerging adults are not going through puberty, are not as dependent on their parents, and are not minors under the law. Nor is it the beginning of a settled “young adulthood” in which the structure of an adult life has been built that is likely to continue for decades to ... More

Keywords: emerging adulthood, young adulthood, transition to adulthood, relations with parents, marriage, religious beliefs, college students

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199929382
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929382.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, author
Clark University