The Markers and Meanings of Growing Up: Contemporary Young Women's Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood.

@article{Aronson2008TheMA,
  title={The Markers and Meanings of Growing Up: Contemporary Young Women's Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood.},
  author={Pamela Aronson},
  journal={Gender & society : official publication of Sociologists for Women in Society},
  year={2008},
  volume={22},
  pages={56-82}
}
  • Pamela Aronson
  • Published 2008 in
    Gender & society : official publication of…
Growing up in the shadow of the women's movement has created contradictory life course and identity possibilities for young women. Although prior research has examined the formal markers of adulthood, we know little about how young women themselves perceive these markers. Forty-two in-depth interviews revealed that the subjective meanings of young women's transition to adulthood are actually far more complex than previously assumed. While becoming a parent and becoming financially independent… CONTINUE READING