week 6 psy - A summary of The Intersections of Social Class...

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A summary of The Intersections of Social Class and the Transition to Adulthood Frank F. Furstenberg By Jennifer Nicole Durbin Foundations of Psychology 201 23 January 2011 David Stephensen Avix College Universiy of Phoenix
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I chose this article because it discusses the differences of young adults emerging into society in the 1950's to that of today’s young adults. In the 1950's the average age at which a person moved out of their parents home and began their own lives was 20 years old. In the 70's the age declined more with young adults choosing to be more promiscuous in their teens and prolonging marriage until the mid 20's, most of the people who married already had children together. Today the average age at which a young adult moves out of their parents home is between 25-27 years of age, most of which have children of their own and have already experienced a marriage and or divorce. The article talks about differences of race and social class of people affecting when young adults decide to leave the parents home and start a life of their own. If I were to write a research paper on this topic, I would definitely use this article. The article I selected is packed with statistics from the University of Chicago Press and was collaborated by Frank F. Furstenber who is a professor of sociology. I think that the theory that social classes of people affect the time at which a person is truly considered a productive adult is fascinating. I believe that it holds some truth to it that person from one social class may feel more ready to join society at the age of 20 and a person from another social class may be ready at 27. The same can be said for the theory that people from one social class may experience more of a problem with disease and hardship than people of another social class who may experience more of a financial and legal hardship than their peers of a different social class. It takes all types of people to make our world go round not every one will be successful and ready to take on life at a set age, it may take some people many years to measure up to society’s standards. References http://content.ebscohost.com/pdf19_22/pdf/2008/0YE/01Mar08/31301101.pdf? 664SbSWxWXS&ContentCustomer=dGJyMPPm5ofj5OeQuePfgeyx84fu
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The Intersections of Social Class and the Transition to Adulthood Frank F. Furstenberg Abstract 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. This volume brings together two strands of research. One is relatively
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This note was uploaded on 07/24/2011 for the course PSY 201 taught by Professor Richardkirkmiller during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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