middle adult

middle adult

Etymology: AS, middel + L, adultus, grown up
an individual in the transitional age span between young adult and elderly, approximately 45 to 65 years of age, whose psychological task, according to Erikson, is generativity versus stagnation.

mid·dle a·dult

(mid'ĕl ă-dŭlt')
A person in a nonspecific stage of life, being neither young nor old, but somewhere in the middle. According to Erik Erikson, between ages 40 to 65 years, with the developmental (psychological) task of generativity vs. despair. Often associated with the potential onset of midlife crisis.
[AS. middel, + L. adultus, grown up]
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Figure 1B displays the ratio of median young adult net worth to middle adult (35 to 50 years of age) net worth.
Moreover, the value of a home owned by the median young adult in 1989 was 75 percent that of the value of a home owned by a median middle adult that same year, while the ratio was 71 percent for young adults in 2013.
The fractions of young adults with bank deposits were very similar to the fraction of middle adults with bank deposits over that period.
Time trends in ownership were similar for middle adults, but their ownership rates were higher, approximately 60 percent, throughout the period shown.
Rates of stock ownership among middle adults also fell over this period, although by relatively less than among young adults: from 60 percent in 2001 to 56 percent in 2013.
In her middle adult years, she began exploring photography and many of her pictures, such as images of winter and cranberry bogs in Marston Mills, and the moors near the Bronte family domicile, have serene qualities of oil paintings by the seventh-century little Dutch masters and by the nineteenth-century painters of the Hudson river school.
The women she surveyed were separated into three groups: emerging adult women age 18-25, early adult women age 26 to 39, and middle adult women age 40 to 65.
Occasional users may have a characteristic of including folks that are pretty active in politics in their middle adult years, but still haven't quite participated in the move towards Internet information consumption when it comes to politics.
This injury is most common in young to middle adult age males, and is most likely to occur within manufacturing industries.
At this stage individuals have a strong desire to foc us on themselves and they should have a strong ego orientation The middle adult stage occurs around the ages of 30 to 50.
In contrast to many in the age group whose children have left home to raise families of their own, some middle adults are cash-strapped because their children are moving back home, or they may be forced to care for elderly or infirm parents--or both.
The older group's potential spending power exceeds that of middle adults, who have an average per capita discretionary income of $8,586.