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Transitioning to Adulthood in Asia: School, Work, and Family Life
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Transitioning to Adulthood in Asia: School, Work, and Family Life

Volume 646
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March 2013 | 250 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Published in Association with American Sociological Association

Published in Association with International Sociological Association

In the past decade or so, scholars in the United States have identified the emergence of a new, distinct stage of life, as adolescence has become protracted, and most young people of recent generations take longer to achieve economic and psychological autonomy than they did a half century ago.  This new life stage, in between adolescence and adulthood when young people are in a semiautonomous state, has come to be known as "early adulthood."  Main characteristics of this new life stage include a later entry into the work force, a longer period of time living in the natal home, and a delayed age at marriage and childbearing.  These trends not only have profound implications for young adults' well-being and intergenerational relationships but also challenge social institutions, such as family, schools, labor markets, and many youth-serving institutions. 
Wei-Jun Jean Yeung and Cheryll Alipio
Transitioning to Adulthood in Asia: School, Work, and Family Life
Frank F. Furstenberg Jr.
Transitions to Adulthood: What We Can Learn from the West?
Quamrun Nahar, Peter Xenos, and Jeofrey Abalos
The Changing Transitions to Adulthood across Southeast Asia: A Census Approach to Cross-National Comparisons
Lang-Wen Wendy Huang
The Transition Tempo and Life Course Orientation of Young Adults in Taiwan
Hiroshi Ishida
The Transition to Adulthood among Japanese Youths: Understanding Courtship in Japan
Setsuya Fukuda
The Changing Role of Women’s Earnings in Marriage Formation in Japan
Hyunjoon Park
The Transition to Adulthood among Korean Youths: Transition Markers in Productive and Reproductive Spheres
Wei-Jun Jean Yeung and Shu Hu
Coming of Age in Times of Change: The Transition to Adulthood in China
Qianhan Lin
Lost in Transformation? The Employment Trajectories of China’s Cultural Revolution Cohort
Yingchun Ji
Negotiating Marriage and Schooling: Nepalese Women’s Transition to Adulthood
Cheryll Alipio
Young Men in the Philippines: Mapping the Costs and Debts of Work, Marriage, and Family Life
Suzanne Naafs
Youth, Gender, and the Workplace: Shifting Opportunities and Aspirations in an Indonesian Industrial Town

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