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The Age At Which Youngsters Leave Their Parents’ Home Is Unexpectedly Different In Several Countries


The Age At Which Youngsters Leave Their Parents’ Home Is Unexpectedly Different In Several Countries

More rampant in the West – Australia, Europe, and the United States!

It’s sometimes tearful yet a joyful moment when a baby bird finally flew out of the nest or a young adult at attaining adulthood decides to move out of the family home to make it on their own.

Yes! That undoubtedly the kind of world we live in. The same history keeps repeating itself again and again. In the West – Australia, the United States, Europe and many more, young adults are choosing to move out of their family homes far later than usual.

Confirming this, an Associate Professor at the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph, Andrea Breen spoke about the phenomenon via an interview with Bored Panda.

‘Economic necessity is a major reason why children are living with their parents longer. More and more families need to combine dividends in order to afford basic things, including healthcare, housing, food, and education. The economic necessity is equally driving young adults to stay in their parents’ homes, which is an important factor why many older adults are moving in with their adult children.’ Breen from the University of Guelph explained.  

More Young Adults In The West Are Choosing To Live With Their Parents Rather Than Moving Out

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Youngsters Are Staying With Their Parents In European Countries – Italy, Slovakia, Croatia, and Montenegro

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Eurostat’s 2018 data has revealed that the average age of young people leaving their parents’ homes is over 25 years old. In 2017, the Eurostat data reported that 35.3% of 25 to 34-year-old men were still living with their parents, as compared to 21.7% of women of the same age bracket.

The percentage of young people living with their parents (the smallest) was found in Sweden, 6%, Finland, 4.7%, and Denmark, 3.2%.  The highest percentage was found in Greece, 56.3%, Croatia, 59.7%, and Slovakia, 57%.

Same Like Decades Ago, Europeans End Up Living In Their Family Homes Longer

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The Scenario Is Similar In The United States

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The Reasons Young Adult Stays With Their Parent Can Be Financial, There Are However Others As Well

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Here’s How People Reacted To The Situation

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