Center for Applied Developmental Science

Transitions into Adulthood in Rapidly Changing Contexts

Project Team: Matthias Reitzle

Usually, late financial independence and late family transitions are attributed to young people's extended education and exploration. However, presumably based on their self concepts and their role models, young eastern females quickly recovered from the initial "freeze effect" shortly after unification. The yturned back to relatively early self support and procreation if their opportunities and prospects were positive. This held particularly true for well-educated young women.