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I'll come back everybody well we talk about the millennial generational time rightly tiniest well twenty's early thirties.
It -- next changing things right more than baby boomers did it -- -- history.
That housing industry you name it.
And doctor Jeffrey our next joining me now your research professor professor -- director and not -- -- when will like grown up kid can grow up.
Flooding -- understanding your emerging adult and that this -- a new term emerging felt that you really looked into it a little bit different than a millennium with similar kind of standing right.
It's kind of the same -- eighteen between nine year old right and I really think it's so new life -- that's it's a generational thing.
It's a new life stays the people go to go through now between adolescence and young adulthood.
He used to be the people entered adult and run -- -- Fifty years ago that's the eight people got married had their first kid that for mr.
educated now thirty is the new twenty what about him between -- emerging adulthood.
Young adulthood the stable transitions in the marriage parenthood and so on don't happen tour on its -- for most people.
Yet you know it's all come into the forefront now because we're always talking about adult kids are jobless living -- their parents' basement and that's kind of in the poster child I suppose for the millennial.
But it really.
To me that seems to be describing this new phase of American adults.
It is and the economy has been going up and down in the twenty is that I've been studying them but there's been this steady.
Rise in the age when people get married and have their first kid and finish their education.
So it's gradually stretching out of the time that people pick to reach adulthood partly economic because it takes time to prepare yourself for the new economy.
-- -- -- -- -- Or some other reasons are people.
Co habit before marriage so little fuel as much urgency to get married people -- have fewer kids so they don't feel like they have to have their first kid.
-- happen to have the first one around twenty to thirty.
The fact that.
Women -- more out of life than they used to instead of focusing mainly on being wives and mothers who won a career as well so they want to wait.
Until they get into their mid to late twenties at least before they make a commitment that's gonna constrict their job opportunities.
What other traits can leave a tribute to the heart felt they -- to wait longer they want to be a little bit more successful there.
They're more educated but what White House I mean you know what.
Sometimes we seem to put down that millennial generation.
For being terrible -- job -- exiting her up on social media don't office interpersonal skills.
Things like that would you would you hold to those.
Hector sex no I don't think there and -- the and I don't think there's selfish as they're sometimes portrayed as being right.
I do think they have high expectations for life I think that's partly where that comes from.
They don't want to take just any job if they can avoid it because they'd like to find something that's going to be enjoyable and self fulfilling that's a lot to ask out of a job.
So that's one of the reasons it takes so long for them to find a job that they commit themselves to.
But they're not lazy I mean -- working very hard often -- low paying jobs or internships that pay little or nothing as the try to work.
Their way towards something that's going to be more satisfied.
-- positive on emerging you know I am I find myself defending them be and you -- you aren't.
So and then I'm bound and that is because I don't think it's true that the selfish -- that they actually very.
Altruistic many of them they wanna.
Make the world a better place in the want to find a job this can allow them to express that.
But then what do you say to people who come back EU went well so and so showed up yet.
I have a friend who manages a retail store and she was interviewing stock always for that retail store.
And she said that they shut up on the job and he's -- teachers with graphic language and it didn't stop there she said.
Yes -- one of them why do you want to work at this this retailer.
And the young men -- so I can look at girls on dateline and he kind of -- and a little bit.
Yeah well that does happen a lot of -- some of them have the sense of entitlement -- where.
When they go in to look for a job there wanted to know what the employer can do for them.
Is that what they can do for the record and try to understand -- penetrate and mentality I have -- I think that's the exception of the ones who are.
Not professional coming -- to look for it to the ones who.
Are really inappropriate in the job interview most of them are really earnest and trying their best to find a job in what is very -- a very tough economy.
The fact a lot a lot of people assign blame to their parents who coddled them when he didn't make -- that.
I do think the baby boomers raise their kids to have high self esteem and they succeed too -- Well maybe in the Clark University poll of emerging adults that I did.
Nine out of ten of them agree with the statement I am confident that eventually it would get what I want out of life.
Nine out of ten and so that means they're expecting -- to treat them really well and I don't know off the planet we treat people that well.
In in nine out of ten cases.
But may be and I don't know if there were follow up questions or a better way to breakdown and -- -- ten -- means they're willing to work hard to ensure that their life.
Brings them what they want not that it's it's gonna come to them as if there title.
I think most of them are again think of the jobs they have in their twenties mostly they don't pay very well they get the least enjoyable work to do to the -- of on the hierarchy.
And sometimes they're in internships that pay little or nothing so.
When we say they're lazy I think we should look around us that who's doing the crummy jobs and our society that mostly emerging adults who try to work there which -- soccer better.
Imagine sometimes with the view -- the what they're really worried about -- the -- who don't have a degree.
Because if you don't today in American society you're really swimming upstream the whole time -- college -- is still affect more than ever the ticket to a middle class.
And a lot of people would disagree with you on that I agree with you but there's a whole discourse going on right now the -- -- the value of a college degree just.
It's now -- -- -- business plan.
In the course of a lifetime and is -- -- thirty statistic you have a million dollars more in earnings if you're a college degree compared somebody who doesn't have one.
That's huge or lifetime and it's growing because we have less -- less -- manufacturing economy more and more information that this technology economy you have to have a higher education.
To succeed -- economy unless you're the Tumblr genius or some other aberration like that for most people and.
Pet and it and it's funny said the Tumblr genius because we have those examples are few and far between of high school and college dropouts who -- the tech companies.
Of our generation and we like to make them poster child for success but they're really very the -- -- -- for the most part people who don't have a college degree.
They're looking at a very difficult working life then and now what advice would you give to parents out there who are about to have -- have emerging adults.
Well be patient.
Because the road to a Bill Clinton is long now his -- Gonna need your help probably through most their twenties not only -- -- but financially because most of the jobs are going to be able to get.
And are gonna pay very well -- -- kid believes they have but the good news is.
The answer that question in my book when will -- grown up kid grew up the answer is eventually it's not never.
Find their way about a time there about thirty and so that's something for parents -- -- that if I.
You are dealing above went on -- -- kids cannot answer this question we do and we do any idea who he mostly good variety studied a couple of years ago army's thirty -- that.
Yeah you should.
There's a lot of very ability to god and him and her Brothers that are Mika.
Sometimes she didn't do -- -- -- to New York City.
Thank you so much for coming out we appreciate your time once again thousands great book I'm excited to check it out.
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