Getting their first job and making financial decisions make Millennials (ages 18-31) feel like adults. And more Millennials say they feel grown up with those two events compared to moving out of their parents’ homes and starting a family.
The Hartford discloses this finding in its “Gen Y Speaks Survey. In December 2013, ORC International’s Millennial Generational CARAVAN Omnibus conducted the online survey of more than 500 adults, ages 21-31, who are employed full-time or self-employed and have attended college.
“Gen Y is growing up and redefining everything, including what it means to be an adult,” says Lindsey Pollak, Millennial career expert and spokesperson for The Hartford’s My Tomorrow Campaign. “While Millennials are moving out and getting married later compared to previous generations, they are no longer kids but leaders who are hitting key milestones in their professional and personal lives.”