Study finds more adult children living with parents


For the first time in modern history, there are more young adults who live at home with their parents than those who live with a romantic partner or spouse.

A new Pew Research Center analysis finds that in 2014, just over 32 percent of young adults age 18 to 34 lived with their parents, while 31.6 percent lived with a spouse or romantic partner in their own household.

Not since 1940 has that number been higher.

For young men, the number living at home with parents is even higher at 35 percent, versus 28 percent who live with a spouse or partner in their own home.

Meanwhile, young women are still more likely to live with a spouse or partner, at 35 percent, while 29 percent live with their parents.

Also worth noting, 14 percent of young adults lived alone or with roommates in 2014, compared to 1960 when that number was only 5 percent.

The reasons for the trend include student loan debt that has more than tripled in 20 years, and economic uncertainty.

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