Moving in with Mom & Dad

For the first time in 130 years, more young adults live with parents than with partners

Moving back in with mom and dad may not be such a bad plan after all. Young adults in America (ages 18-34) are now more likely to live with their parents than in any other living arrangement at 32.1%. Those living with a spouse or otherwise cohabitating constitute 31.6% of young adults, and 14% live alone with children or roommates. Some 18-34 year olds are more likely to live with their parents than others, specifically those less educated, men, and Black and Hispanic young people. Pew Research Center offers a few theories for the cause of these numbers, which include declining wages since 1970 (inflation-adjusted) and higher levels of male unemployment. (NPR, 05.24.2016)