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Adulthood

The period of maturity which follows adolescence and generally begins at some time between ages 18 and 21, depending on the jurisdiction, with most regarding 21 as the official onset of adulthood. In the US, Congress deemed that childhood officially ends on the 18th birthday (Public Law 98-292, Child Protection Act of 1984).

adulthood

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1. The period of physicial maturity that follows adolescence.
2. Twenty-one yrs of age–in the US, by act of Congress, childhood officially ends at the 18th birthday–Public Law 98-292, The Child Protection Act of 1984
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So specific support is needed to ensure that the changes to their pathways into adulthood are addressed in a positive way.
BOYANI MOMANYI, 23According to Boyani, adulthood is the point where one can take care of their financial needs, exhibit mental maturity, which can be gauged by the decisions that one makes, not being wholly dependent on ones parents and starting to carefully consider the future.I realised that I was an adult when I joined university.
* Amanda Patano: South Elgin High, English Language Arts/Adolescence and Young Adulthood;
Traditionally, marriage was a milestone of adulthood. This assumption is being challenged by many youth today, as people get married later or not at all.
The above studies provide a useful starting point and establish emerging adulthood as a legitimate area of criminological inquiry, as well as the continued need for integration of emerging adulthood into theoretical paradigms in criminology.
Our study objectives were to: 1) apply the LCHD framework to assess childhood and life course determinants of weight status in adulthood, 2) evaluate associations between adulthood weight status and geographical differences in air quality, and 3) assess gender-specific factors associated with weight status in adulthood.
In time, reformers' appeals to adulthood became problematic as the more privileged among them--white women, black men, and black women--reverted to the language of infantilization to assert their own maturity over their comrades in the fight for equality.
This remains true throughout adulthood. This indicates that twins have the closest relationship of all siblings because they are the most genetically similar (Mikkelson et al., 2011a; Mikkelson et al., 2011b; Tancredy & Fraley, 2006).
The researchers found that as these children grew into adults, even some of those who had no psychiatric diagnosis as children -- nearly one in five -- stumbled in adulthood, suggesting that difficulties were not limited to those with psychiatric diagnoses.
Among those diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder in childhood, more than 59 percent had a serious challenge in adulthood and about 34 percent had numerous problems.
As nonreligious people, we reject the definition of adulthood as stating an adult acceptance of one's religion, or knuckling under to pressure to do so.
Professor Dieter Wolke, of the University of Warwick, and Dr William Copeland, of Duke University Medical Center, led the research and found the 'bully-victims' presented the most significant health risk for adulthood, being more than six times more likely to be diagnosed with a serious illness, smoke regularly or develop a psychiatric disorder.