Forever young?: Young people's conception of adulthood - the Swedish case
2004 (English)In: Journal of Youth Studies, ISSN 1367-6261, Vol. 7, no 1, 35-53 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article addresses the issue of young people's subjective conception of attainment of adulthood. Setting a process, as well as a multidimensional perspective, the analysis enables the study of both role transitions and issues of individual maturity in attainment of adulthood. Usually, after completing specific role transitions, young people are regarded as adult members of society. Due to social changes it is of interest to study whether young people themselves also put the same emphasis on these role transitions in attainment of adulthood. Drawing on data from the Swedish Board of Youth Affairs containing 3200 respondents aged 16-29, the results indicate that young people who have completed role transitions assign them less value for the importance of adult status. However, becoming a parent is a role transition that is given great importance and is also in relation to the issue of responsibility.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group , 2004. Vol. 7, no 1, 35-53 p.
Social class, social work, youth culture
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-4549DOI: 10.1080/1367626042000209949OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-4549DiVA: diva2:143694