Study: Young people take six years longer to reach adulthood than 20 years ago

Adulthood, in this sense, includes obtaining a full-time job, living on one’s own and eventually having kids. The study, featured in the publication Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas, found this six-year gap in both sexes, as women reached adult independence around 28 years of age rather than previous estimates of 22. Men ended up reaching independence at 30 rather than 24 years of age.

But what about young Americans?