MarketWatch staffer Jillian Berman sat with a trio of sociologists who authored the book Coming of Age in Other America, which recounts the experiences of 150 black Baltimore residents born in the late 80's and early 90's.

All spent some part of their lives in Baltimore public housing, with many moving to less poverty-stricken areas. These millennials go against the stereotypes typically associated with the group:

There’s been a lot of hand-wringing in the media about these young adults who are living with their parents after they graduate from college and it’s kind of taking them longer perhaps to launch into independent adulthood. With our youth we found what we would call expedited adulthood where youth feel an urgency to establish independence.

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