Young Adult Failure to Thrive Syndrome

Sanderson WC, Skirbekk V, & Stonawski M (2011). Young Adult Failure to Thrive Syndrome. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-11-003

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Abstract

Many young working age adults in developed countries are failing to thrive in economic, demographic and social terms. Their 'failure to thrive' is a relatively new phenomenon that has not been widely recognized, but it affects young adults in virtually all the more developed countries for which we have relevant data. Young adults nowadays are more often in poverty. They are leaving their parental homes at ever later ages and in some countries the frequency of psychological problems increased. The seriousness of failure to thrive syndrome is reflected in the relationship between relative economic conditions and increased suicide rates. The syndrome is important because young adults are at the prime ages for finding employment, establishing long-run career paths and building an economic basis for founding a family. Developing strategies to arrest the spread of failure to thrive syndrome among young adults, in order to keep them vibrant contributors to our societies, should be a priority for policy makers.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Interim Report)
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:46
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2016 06:18
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/9831

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