Young Adults Taking Longer to Grow Up
Parents of college-age students used to complain about the “empty nest syndrome.”
Now many parents have the opposite problem: their children are coming home after college and staying at home, often for many years after graduation. Why are so many 20-somethings delaying independence and living at home?
Listen to research supporting the wisdom of a slower passage to adulthood, with author and Oregon State University Human Development Professor Richard Settersten.
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“Only by continuing or increasing investments in young people after the age of 18 can policy makers implement the supports needed to make the road to adulthood less draining for families and less perilous for young people,” (Richard) Settersten said.