|Title||The New Landscape of Early Adulthood: Implications for Broad-Access Higher Education|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Editor||Stevens, M, Kirst, M|
|Book Title||Remaking College: The Changing Ecology of Higher Education|
|Publisher||Stanford University Press|
|City||Palo Alto, CA|
This chapter describes fundamental changes in early adulthood in recent decades and discusses their implications for higher education. Contemporary young adulthood is defined by the need to manage uncertainty, and the need for interdependence with (rather than independence from) others. Under such conditions, strengthening the transition to adulthood requires strengthening pathways into and through higher education, especially broad-access schools.