New Data Released: State Investments in Successful Transitions to Adulthood, 1970-2000

The Education Research Data Sharing Initiative, an AERA-ICPSR Partnership, has released a new study, State Investments in Successful Transitions to Adulthood, 1970-2000.

This research investigated the relationship between ascribed characteristics, family resources, personal circumstances, and public policies as they affect the transition to adulthood. The transition to adulthood has been extensively studied during the last four decades using a variety of well-established approaches and methods. Changes in the structure and pace of youth-to-adult transitions have been extensively documented, along with the increasingly complex lives young people lead as they negotiate the transition to adulthood. Relatively less attention has been devoted to the factors leading to these changes, and a variety of public policies related to state economic development efforts, education, and financial support for higher education have yet to be examined in any detail. This project built on the principal investigators' prior work on life course transitions and state economic and political contexts to estimate behavioral models of the late 20th and early 21st century transition to adulthood.

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State Investments in Successful Transitions to Adulthood, 1970-2000

2013-03-08

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