Growing up isn’t what it used to be. There’s a yawning gap between the end of adolescence and the beginning of adulthood: a period when millions of 20-somethings and 30-somethings have many adult freedoms without all the responsibilities. Social scientists have tried — so far in vain — to name this new life-stage, but no one should question its significance.
"For Young Americans, Growing up Isn't What It Used to Be" is from the April 26, 2017 Opinions section of The Washington Post. It was written by Robert J. Samuelson and narrated by Sam Scholl.