The Decline in Adult Activities Among U.S. Adolescents, 1976-2016.

  title={The Decline in Adult Activities Among U.S. Adolescents, 1976-2016.},
  author={Jean M. Twenge and Heejung Park},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={90 2},
The social and historical contexts may influence the speed of development. In seven large, nationally representative surveys of U.S. adolescents 1976-2016 (N = 8.44 million, ages 13-19), fewer adolescents in recent years engaged in adult activities such as having sex, dating, drinking alcohol, working for pay, going out without their parents, and driving, suggesting a slow life strategy. Adult activities were less common when median income, life expectancy, college enrollment, and age at first… 

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