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Adolescence to Adulthood: Crossing the Threshold

July 25, 2007

The period between adolescence and adulthood is a time of great transition. As youth accepts the responsibilities of adulthood, they must take important choices about leaving home, continuing their education, finding a job, or starting a family. Over the past several decades, with more youth entering college and delaying marriage, the transition has become even more complex. Economic, social, and cultural factors, such as the high cost of secondary educations and fractured connections to the community, have compounded the confusion of this period.

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