America’s young people have been hit so hard by the crappy economy that they can’t even get out the door. A fresh study from Pew Research reveals that 36 percent of Millennials —young adults ages 18 to 31 — are still living under their parents' roofs (this includes college students who come home for breaks). Not since the 1960s have so many young people resorted to couch surfing with mom and dad, a record 21.6 million young adults last year.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
If you're the kind of person who wonders why kids today can't put themselves through college without any debt, you probably think they're living with their parents because they're pampered and lazy. Of course, if you're that kind of person you've completely blocked out any memory of what people in their 20s would actually like to do if they had the resources.
by Atrios at 09:07