The Long Road To Adulthood Is Getting Longer

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Frank Furstenberg, professor of sociology, University of Pennsylvania
Michelle Singletary, Washington Post business writer and syndicated personal finance columnist

For years, stories about boomerang kids and extended adolescence have been percolating. These days, more and more new college graduates can't find jobs and must rely on mom and dad. And the new health care law seems to institutionalize the trend — parents can cover their kids until age 26.



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