For the last several decades, the assumed path for young adults is that they would graduate from high school, receive some form of secondary education, get a job and start their own life. Increasingly, though, people in their 20s and 30s are returning home.
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According to a Pew Research report, 36% of Americans aged 18 to 31 were living at home, compared to 32% in 2007. In the UK, nearly half of students leaving education in their early twenties will return home.
What about you? Have you ever returned to live with more financially stable parents after university, a job loss, or a bad breakup? Do you think it’s more socially acceptable to return home now, or should young adults stick it out and try and be independent?
Why Do Many Young Adults Return to Their Parents? [Psych Central]