ADULT CHILDREN STAYING HOME LONGER, SAYS NEW RESEARCH

Aug 07, 2013

By Jane Brown

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More adult children are living at home with their parents than in at least four decades.  According to a new study by the Pew Research Centre, 36 percent of adults between the ages of 18 and 31 lived at home last year, compared with 32 percent in 2007.  The report’s author says the steady rise is driven by a combination of economic, educational and cultural factors.

Richard Fry says key among those factors appear to be declining employment, rising college enrollment and declining marriage rates among young adults.  Zoomers who want to encourage adult children to move out are being offered advice by AARP in the U.S.  Don’t prepare hot meals all the time, set a deadline for moving out and don’t be a bank machine for your adult children.

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