Adult Children Who Won’t GROW UP. Not a trend, fad or generational “hiccup”. Characterized by putting off adult responsibilities; Is it a laziness, or is it the fruits of affluence, or are larger economic forces to blame?
WHAT MAKES YOU AN ADULT?
22% Having 1st child
22% Moving out of parental home
19% Getting good job with benefits
14% Getting married
10% Finishing school
WHAT IS THE MAIN REASON YOU DON’T CONSIDER YOURSELF AN ADULT?
35% “Just enjoying life the way it is”
33% “Not financially yet independent ”
13% “Not out of school yet”
EVEN THOUGH 43% WORRY ABOUT PAYING BILLS, THEY’RE BIG SPENDERS. % WHO SAY THEY SPEND MORE THAN MOST PEOPLE ON:
Eating Out 32%
Going to/renting movies 17%
Little if any mentoring
by fathers or uncles or
other significant adults.
Early Adolescence (12-15)
Late adolescence (16-19)