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The accordion family : boomerang kids, anxious parents, and the private toll of global competition

Author: Katherine S Newman
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why are adults in their twenties and thirties boomeranging back to or never leaving their parents' homes in the world's wealthiest countries? Acclaimed sociologist Newman addresses this phenomenon in this timely and original book that uncovers fascinating links between globalization and the failure-to-launch trend.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine S Newman
ISBN: 9780807007433 0807007439 9780807007457 0807007455
OCLC Number: 719428381
Description: xxiii, 261 pages : charts ; 24 cm
Contents: The slippery state of adulthood --
Why are accordion families spreading? --
In-house adulthood --
I'm ok, you are not --
When the nest doesn't empty --
Trouble in paradise --
The birth dearth and the "immigrant menace."
Responsibility: Katherine S. Newman.

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Why are adults in their twenties and thirties boomeranging back to or never leaving their parents' homes in the world's wealthiest countries? Acclaimed sociologist Newman addresses this phenomenon in this timely and original book that uncovers fascinating links between globalization and the failure-to-launch trend.

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