Emerging Adults


Dad, will you just listen?

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 April 2011
A New Zealand study shows that young adults find it easier to relate to their mothers than their fathers.

Guys v. men

Mariette Ulrich | 28 February 2011
“Where Have the Good Men Gone?” asks the title of a Wall Street Journal essay adapted from Kay Hymowitz's new book, Manning Up.

Growing up: marriage is a great motivator

Rebekah Hebbert | 21 December 2010
For most people large, tight families who do just about everything en masse is the stuff of legend, or reality TV shows. But as the oldest of ten children I live with it every day. This article, for example, was interrupted to rescue a precious stuffed bunny from the new puppy, and mediate who got to wear the princess dress.

20-somethings: emerging adults or just seriously delayed?

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 September 2010
More young people are reaching the end of their twenties without settling into careers and marriage. Is this because of passing social mores and economic conditions, or because we now have a new stage of human development called “emerging adulthood”?

Commitment, anyone?

Carolyn Moynihan | 02 July 2010
Further to an earlier post on delayed adulthood, USA Today recently ran a report headed “Dating for a decade?” on how young adults put off the commitment of marriage for years, even though they have “paired off” and typically live together. Nobody seems very upset about it.

Delayed marriage and the lengthening path to adulthood

Carolyn Moynihan | 16 June 2010
It’s not exactly news, but a report from Princeton University and the Brookings Institution highlights the well-established trend of “delayed adulthood” as people in their twenties prolong their education and fail to reach the milestones of marriage and parenthood.
 

Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com


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