Presentation Title

Understanding Millennials: When Adulting Gets Real

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Luis A. Sanchez, Assistant Professor of Sociology

Start Date

18-11-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

18-11-2017 11:00 AM

Location

BSC-Ursa Minor 16

Session

Poster 1

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

Submitting Author: Jazzmyn D. Martinez, California State University Channel Islands

Title: Understanding Millennials: When Adulting Gets Real

Type: Poster

Discipline: Sociology, Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor(s): Luis A. Sanchez, Assistant Professor of Sociology, California State University Channel Islands

This research studies young adults (ages 25 to 34) and their early life outcomes using data from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey for Ventura County, CA. In particular, I am interested in outcomes related family formation, namely parenthood and marital outcomes. My project draws on previous work to evaluate the life-course perspective and theory of generations, introduced by sociologist Karl Mannheim. This theory focuses and analyzes how the groundwork of the ever-changing social and intellectual evolution of each generation impacts society. In order to assess circumstances of young adults I used individual level data from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey for Ventura County. I examine outcomes such as marital status, parenthood, and other indicators to evaluate trajectories into adulthood. Specifically, I plan to analyze these trajectories and how they might vary across sex and race-ethnicity. For example, are men more likely to follow a traditional transition to adulthood than women? It is important to study young adults and their outcomes because it provides insight as to how contemporary cohorts are adapting to current social norms. Lastly, this study provides the necessary context to better understand the circumstances of young adults and think critically on how these results might have implications for future life outcomes.

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Understanding Millennials: When Adulting Gets Real

BSC-Ursa Minor 16

Submitting Author: Jazzmyn D. Martinez, California State University Channel Islands

Title: Understanding Millennials: When Adulting Gets Real

Type: Poster

Discipline: Sociology, Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor(s): Luis A. Sanchez, Assistant Professor of Sociology, California State University Channel Islands

This research studies young adults (ages 25 to 34) and their early life outcomes using data from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey for Ventura County, CA. In particular, I am interested in outcomes related family formation, namely parenthood and marital outcomes. My project draws on previous work to evaluate the life-course perspective and theory of generations, introduced by sociologist Karl Mannheim. This theory focuses and analyzes how the groundwork of the ever-changing social and intellectual evolution of each generation impacts society. In order to assess circumstances of young adults I used individual level data from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey for Ventura County. I examine outcomes such as marital status, parenthood, and other indicators to evaluate trajectories into adulthood. Specifically, I plan to analyze these trajectories and how they might vary across sex and race-ethnicity. For example, are men more likely to follow a traditional transition to adulthood than women? It is important to study young adults and their outcomes because it provides insight as to how contemporary cohorts are adapting to current social norms. Lastly, this study provides the necessary context to better understand the circumstances of young adults and think critically on how these results might have implications for future life outcomes.