Scientists: Adolescence lasts until age 24
Scientists now say adolescence lasts from the ages of 10 to 24.
According to the BBC, young people continuing their education for longer, as well as delayed marriage and parenthood, has pushed back popular perceptions of when adulthood begins.
Changing the definition is vital to ensure laws stay appropriate, according to the scientists who wrote the journal, but another expert warns doing so risks “further infantalizing young people.”
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