Sunday, June 05, 2005

"Delayed Adulthood"

So I'm watching some guy on CNN talk about how young people are delaying "adulthood," jumping around from job to job, getting married later, and all this is about an unwillingness to have responsibilities.

I was curious about the marriage age issue so I looked it up.

In 1900 the median age of first marriage for males was 26. In 2000 it was 27.

For women it was 22. In 2000 it was 25.

Those numbers were lower midcentury, but that was basically a baby boom phenomenon.

Hardly revolutionary changes.