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For First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangements

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According to Pew for the first time since 1940 more American young adults are living with the their parents than in any other living arrangements.
Broad demographic shifts in marital status, educational attainment and employment have transformed the way young adults in the U.S. are living, and a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data highlights the implications of these changes for the most basic element of their lives – where they call home. In 2014, for the first time in more than 130 years, adults ages 18 to 34 were slightly more likely to be living in their parents’ home than they were to be living with a spouse or partner in their own household.

I imagine a lot of this increase (and the study agrees) is a rise in the cost of living and the fact that marriages are either taking place a lot later than they used to or not at all. This can either be a positive or negative thing, on the upside it means a lot of young adults are choosing to stay at home and save money but on the other hand young adults are being forced to live with their parents because the cost of living as made it unaffordable for young adults to live away form home. Personally, I have no choice but to live away from home but many others have the choice.

What do you think about this new trend?
 
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People do what they must.
 

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I guess socialism starts at home? The price of independence is too high? Why leave perfectly good working parents when you can bail on them later when they get sick and broke?

how's that?
 

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Thanks Obama.
 

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The fallout of participation ribbons and not keeping score in little league.
 

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Cost of living is too high. Everything is too expensive. It's a byproduct of a heavily regulated, welfare state economy.
 

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Consequence of baby booms after land saturation. I noticed this when my own generation (50s/60s) was reaching it's teen years. That children were educated and ready to enter the workforce but delayed because the work pool was full. In my father's generation kids started taking over the farm as they entered their teen years, were married around 16-18, and the only delay in that were the few college bound.

My generation was held away from the workforce until they were at least 16. I thought then as I do now that that age would increase. Couple that with the fact that all the land is spoken for and there are fewer and fewer places young adventurers can go in this country to claim a stake and build a future from their own labors.
 

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This thread could be about laundry soap and it would just take a few moments for the right wingers to blame 'socialism' or the' welfare state'.
 

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This thread could be about laundry soap and it would just take a few moments for the right wingers to blame 'socialism' or the' welfare state'.

And it would take just a few moments after they do that for left wingers who go by Bukowski aliases to defend the gubmint's policies. ;)
 

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And it would take just a few moments after they do that for left wingers who go by Bukowski aliases to defend the gubmint's policies. ;)

Some Government policies should be defended.
 

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I think maybe selfishness has a bit to do with it.

When did it become unfashionable for friends to share an apartment to get out of Mommies house?

Yes housing is expensive but sharing can fix that problem, it is just that people want everything and right now.
 

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I've told my boys (16 and 19) they can stay as long as they wish up until I retire and move away myself.
 

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I think maybe selfishness has a bit to do with it.

When did it become unfashionable for friends to share an apartment to get out of Mommies house?

Yes housing is expensive but sharing can fix that problem, it is just that people want everything and right now.

Because that can still be expensive and in some cases it is just easier to live at home. Even if you have roommates rent, groceries, utilities, etc. can still be expensive if you live in a place like NYC, San Francisco, etc.. It may also be more convenient, why would you move to an apartment that requires you to commute for 45 minutes to an hour in a car when you can live at home and be only 15-20 minutes away form your job, and only use public transit?
 

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I guess socialism starts at home? The price of independence is too high? Why leave perfectly good working parents when you can bail on them later when they get sick and broke?

how's that?

The price of being independent is unaffordable.
 

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Cost of living is too high. Everything is too expensive. It's a byproduct of a heavily regulated, welfare state economy.

Actually if you read the article it's because people are delaying relationships... I blame internet porn. :2razz:
 

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Re: For First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangem

According to Pew for the first time since 1940 more American young adults are living with the their parents than in any other living arrangements.


I imagine a lot of this increase (and the study agrees) is a rise in the cost of living and the fact that marriages are either taking place a lot later than they used to or not at all. This can either be a positive or negative thing, on the upside it means a lot of young adults are choosing to stay at home and save money but on the other hand young adults are being forced to live with their parents because the cost of living as made it unaffordable for young adults to live away form home. Personally, I have no choice but to live away from home but many others have the choice.

What do you think about this new trend?

yeah but taxes are low right?
 

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Re: For First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangem

According to Pew for the first time since 1940 more American young adults are living with the their parents than in any other living arrangements.


I imagine a lot of this increase (and the study agrees) is a rise in the cost of living and the fact that marriages are either taking place a lot later than they used to or not at all. This can either be a positive or negative thing, on the upside it means a lot of young adults are choosing to stay at home and save money but on the other hand young adults are being forced to live with their parents because the cost of living as made it unaffordable for young adults to live away form home. Personally, I have no choice but to live away from home but many others have the choice.

What do you think about this new trend?

I think several things are wrong here

1) it is possible to live outside of your parents household financially, that is a bogus excuse, I live on my own with no roommates on the waterfront no less and spend 22% of my income on rent, far below the suggested maximum of 33.33%
2) Society has pushed the idea that one should delay adulthood and spend your twenties figuring things out instead of choosing a path and working, this is bad
3) I fear this is creating a society of 25 year old children. I moved out of my parents place shortly after turning 22, within 2 months I felt I matured greatly. there was no longer food in the house unless I put it there, the lights didn't turn on unless I payed the bill, etc etc etc.

I feel this is a negative trend and the cost of living is a bogus excuse, what that means is "the cost of living where I would prefer to live is too high.
 

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Re: For First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangem

I think several things are wrong here

1) it is possible to live outside of your parents household financially, that is a bogus excuse, I live on my own with no roommates on the waterfront no less and spend 22% of my income on rent, far below the suggested maximum of 33.33%
2) Society has pushed the idea that one should delay adulthood and spend your twenties figuring things out instead of choosing a path and working, this is bad
3) I fear this is creating a society of 25 year old children. I moved out of my parents place shortly after turning 22, within 2 months I felt I matured greatly. there was no longer food in the house unless I put it there, the lights didn't turn on unless I payed the bill, etc etc etc.

I feel this is a negative trend and the cost of living is a bogus excuse, what that means is "the cost of living where I would prefer to live is too high.

yeah thats great advice if your scolding a teenager, but not everyone can live that way
 

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This thread could be about laundry soap and it would just take a few moments for the right wingers to blame 'socialism' or the' welfare state'.

Have you seen those warnings about kids eating packets of Tide? Socialists are just trying to tear down something good that Capitalists made.:lol:
 

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yeah thats great advice if your scolding a teenager, but not everyone can live that way

You're right, some people will be sitting until they die living off someone else and making excuses.

an extremely small percentage have legitimate disabilities and problems requiring they be cared for.

healthy people who want to win in life will. I know a lady in Eastern Washington in one of the highest unemployment counties in the state working two jobs and supporting herself through high school because she's 18 and got kicked out of the house a year ago. no excuses bro.
 
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Re: For First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangem

I think maybe selfishness has a bit to do with it.

When did it become unfashionable for friends to share an apartment to get out of Mommies house?

Yes housing is expensive but sharing can fix that problem, it is just that people want everything and right now.


There really should be an app for that. Maybe if there was some website you could go to for finding a roommate....nah, too much work to look for one much less create one.
 

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Some Government policies should be defended.

And socialism should be criticized.
 

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You're right, some people will be sitting until they die living off someone else and making excuses.

an extremely small percentage have legitimate disabilities and problems requiring they be cared for.

people who want to win in life will.

well if you feel that way why share any of this wonderful wisdom with us? shouldn't you be keepng it a secret? So only your children will know these wonderful secrets of success? And they can pass on your wealth for eons?
 

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well if you feel that way why share any of this wonderful wisdom with us? shouldn't you be keepng it a secret? So only your children will know these wonderful secrets of success? And they can pass on your wealth for eons?

I'll tell you exactly what I did. I graduated high school, went to work a grocery store, went to truck driving school, got a CDL, now I work.

I found a cozy place for rent by word of mouth, and live there. I maintain great relationships with my landlord, my boss, and am willing to play by societies rules.

I also don't do drugs or hurt people.
 

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Re: For First Time in Modern Era, Living With Parents Edges Out Other Living Arrangem

The price of being independent is unaffordable.

The 14% group who do apparently refutes your statement. The 31.6% show more creativity than living with the folks.
 
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