“If neither ‘adolescence’ nor ‘early childhood’ quite describes the young men and women who so disturb American society today, what can we call them? My answer is to propose that we are witnessing today the emergence on a mass scale of a previously unrecognized stage of life, a stage that intervenes between adolescence and adulthood. I propose to call this stage of life the stage of youth…”
( Keniston, , 1971, p. 7)
Kenneth Keniston proposed the term “youth” to classify a developmental stage in his work Youth and Dissent, The Rise of a New Opposition. “Youth” referred to the post-adolescent but pre-adult period of development.
Created by: Lisa Feeley, Amanda Halliburton and Bethany Mastrorilli
Keniston, K. (1971). Youth and dissent: The rise of a new opposition. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.