Recent Problems in Research on Transition to Adulthood: Country Focus Serbia

  • Suzana Ignjatović Centre for Politicological Research and Public Opinion, Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade (Serbia)
Keywords: life course, transition to adulthood

Abstract

The paper explores theoretical and methodological aspects of transition to adulthood. The concept is discussed within the framework of life course paradigm. The concept of transition to adulthood is operationalized as four dimensions: family transition, professional (career) transition, financial status transition and housing transition. We discuss in detail the process of becoming an adult in Serbian society. The thesis of specific type of transition to adulthood, named prolonged adolescence, has been fully examined. The analysis is based on data collected in a survey (2003) of young people aged 17-35. In the paper we focus on the subsample of respondents aged 34-35 being a post-transitional cohort. The 34-35 cohort trajectory to adulthood is explored as an indicator of general trend in transition to adulthood in a period of radical social turmoil.

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Published
2009-02-02
How to Cite
Ignjatović, S. (2009). Recent Problems in Research on Transition to Adulthood: Country Focus Serbia. Stanovnistvo, 47(1), 7-22. https://doi.org/10.2298/STNV0901007I
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