Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood

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About this Research Network

Funded from 2000 to 2008.

Young adulthood is an overlooked era. Yet ages 18 to 30 is a time of profound change. The Network on Transitions to Adulthood is examining this important developmental period, shedding new light on what it means to become an adult in America. Read More


Research Networks: Transitions to Adulthood and Socioeconomic Status and Health

About 25 percent of the MacArthur Foundation’s grantmaking budget each year is devoted to research, the vast majority of which is designed to have practical application and to inform policy. Over the years, support for ... Read More 

Intellectual Property and the Public Domain

Greetings. In the MacArthur Foundation’s monthly electronic newsletter we offer items of interest about the work we support. Thanks to the technology involved, we can tell fairly brief stories about issues, results, and research and ... Read More 

Contact Information

Network Chair

Frank Furstenberg, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Patricia Miller, Network Administrator
Dept of Sociology
3718 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-1569

Barbara Ray
Communications Director
Chicago, IL
(312) 608-0200

For additional information, contact Stephen Stinson, (312) 726-8000 or