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Early adulthood (also called "young adulthood") is a stage of life between 20 and 30 years, when grown ups become more independent and explore different life possibilities.

For example, in the EU member states, a young adult is a person from 20 to 29 years old. In other regions of the world, this definition can vary.

Early adulthood or young adulthood may also refer to:

  • Young adulthood stage in Erik Erikson's model between early and middle adulthood.
  • Late adolescence, the last stages of biological, cognitive, and social development that occur during adolescence.
  • Age of majority, the legal age of adulthood.