One in three Americans aged 18 to 31 living at home with parents


Locutus
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Gone are the days when kids moved out for college and never came home again. New research shows 36% of young adults are still living at home.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - More than a third of young American adults live with his or her parents, a 40-year high, a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Institute suggests.

In 2012, 36 percent of Americans aged 18 to 31 -- or 21.6 million -- lived with their parents, compared with 18.5 million in 2007, the year the Great Recession began.


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One in three Americans aged 18 to 31 living at home with parents: study - NY Daily News
 
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Christianna
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That's because most manufacturing jobs have gone to China, India, Pakistan, Mexico. Hell even telephone sales jobs are in India. So the young people go and get themselves a great education, and the only jobs available are at McDonalds.
 
damngrumpy
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It has something to do with manufacturing jobs leaving but that is not the only reason.
Today we have young people who do not have the skill to even ask for the jobs waiting
for someone to fill. The high cost of rent, and social conditions have a lot to do with it.
We have had a couple of grandkids come and live with us for a while and now they are
doing quite well. They are all working and out on their own.
We had a son come and live with us for a couple of months when the marriage broke up
he's ok on his own. We have an older daughter living with us right now. Good thing too.
She is wondering what to do with her life now. She was a single mom and put her kids
through school and after our grand daughter is now in a really good job with a post secondary
education, the oldest boy is a full fledged electrician and the middle son is a fireman.
My point is we have a mobile society and there are all kinds of reasons for people to move
back in to the folks home for a while. This old farmhouse is a big place and there is always
someone here for one reason or another.
 
gerryh
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and the point is?????????????????????


This is what families do, they take care of their own. Just because a kid is over 18 doesn't negate the fact that they are still your kid.
 
relic
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If you're not in school, you'd better have a job and a roof' 'cause you're outa here.
 
Walter
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Welcome to BHO's economy.
 
Spade
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In the olden days, when kerosene lamps made playing parcheesi possible after sunset, several generations living in the same home was called family.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post

In the olden days, when kerosene lamps made playing parcheesi possible after sunset, several generations living in the same home was called family.

Yeah, electricity and independence cause family break-up.
 
Spade
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My goodness, Obama is restoring family values, Walter.
 
WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Welcome to BHO's economy.

They were doing this before he came in both there and here.
 
Angstrom
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I think kids are giving up, on earth... They see how crazy stupid our life is, and are giving up altogether.
 
#juan
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Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post

In the olden days, when kerosene lamps made playing parcheesi possible after sunset, several generations living in the same home was called family.

Exactly. My parents died some years ago but the family carries on. We have children and grandchildren and will no doubt have great grandchildren one day. We don't live in the same house anymore but the whole family gets together as often as we can, usually once or twice a month.
 
Kreskin
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People are living smarter. Why rent an additional residence and throw money out the window?
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

Gone are the days when kids moved out for college and never came home again. New research shows 36% of young adults are still living at home.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - More than a third of young American adults live with his or her parents, a 40-year high, a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Institute suggests.

In 2012, 36 percent of Americans aged 18 to 31 -- or 21.6 million -- lived with their parents, compared with 18.5 million in 2007, the year the Great Recession began.


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One in three Americans aged 18 to 31 living at home with parents: study - NY Daily News

O my God! Really? That's normal and common in the rest of the world. But, O wow! Something like just just shouldn't happen in America, the land of individualism.

Quote: Originally Posted by Christianna View Post

That's because most manufacturing jobs have gone to China, India, Pakistan, Mexico. Hell even telephone sales jobs are in India. So the young people go and get themselves a great education, and the only jobs available are at McDonalds.

Strange that. So why do children live with their parents in China well into their late 20's as a norm? Shouldn't they be moving out now?

Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

and the point is?????????????????????


This is what families do, they take care of their own. Just because a kid is over 18 doesn't negate the fact that they are still your kid.

No, Gerry, that's not the North American way! We're supposed to kick 'em to the curb and 18 and let 'em sink or swim. That's how we instil that rugged individualism in our kids. Like the saying goes, if it doesn't kill ya...

Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Welcome to BHO's economy.

Honestly, I bet some of the most successful people have lived with their parents longer as a way to save money while going to school... assuming they are lucky enough not to come from such a disfunctional family as to feel the need to run the moment they can.
 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by Locutus View Post

Gone are the days when kids moved out for college and never came home again. New research shows 36% of young adults are still living at home.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - More than a third of young American adults live with his or her parents, a 40-year high, a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Institute suggests.

In 2012, 36 percent of Americans aged 18 to 31 -- or 21.6 million -- lived with their parents, compared with 18.5 million in 2007, the year the Great Recession began.

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One in three Americans aged 18 to 31 living at home with parents: study - NY Daily News

Quote: Originally Posted by Christianna View Post

That's because most manufacturing jobs have gone to China, India, Pakistan, Mexico. Hell even telephone sales jobs are in India. So the young people go and get themselves a great education, and the only jobs available are at McDonalds.

And because the top 10% richest want more and more money and the gov'ts spend vastly more than they earn which leads to more poor and fewer middle class people.
Living at home with a couple more people is quite a bit cheaper than living alone in an apartment.

Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Welcome to BHO's economy.

lol BHO's economy has been building for dozens of decades.
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by L Gilbert View Post

lol BHO's economy has been building for dozens of decades.

Right.
 
gopher
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Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post

My goodness, Obama is restoring family values, Walter.



Haha! That's a good way to turn around the Blame Obama! argument.


Right wing Canadian wannabes are suffering from terminal Blame Obama syndrome and need to be alleviated from their warped minded hate.

By the way, 40% of young Canadians still live with their parents and this is a HIGHER percentage than in USA:


Census finds more than 40% of young adults living with their parents | Toronto Star



And we all know why!



BLAME OBAMA!
BLAME OBAMA!
BLAME OBAMA!



 
L Gilbert
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Quote: Originally Posted by L Gilbert View Post

lol BHO's economy has been building for dozens of decades.

Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Right.

I know.
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

Haha! That's a good way to turn around the Blame Obama! argument.


Right wing Canadian wannabes are suffering from terminal Blame Obama syndrome and need to be alleviated from their warped minded hate.

By the way, 40% of young Canadians still live with their parents and this is a HIGHER percentage than in USA:


Census finds more than 40% of young adults living with their parents | Toronto Star



And we all know why!



BLAME OBAMA!
BLAME OBAMA!
BLAME OBAMA!





talk about a broken record.
 
gopher
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Well, well, well ~ it looks as if the wannabes abandoned yet another Blame Obama thread.

Gee, I wonder why.


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Dixie Cup
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But what does the census say about why they are living at home?

The emphasis is on a college or university education with no jobs after the fact. As someone mentioned on TV the other day; something like: ...with trillion dollars in student loans that students have no ability to pay, for work that is no longer available....

However, there are literally thousands of jobs available for the trades in the U.S. with no one to fill them.

I thought it kind of interesting.

JMO
 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

Well, well, well ~ it looks as if the wannabes abandoned yet another Blame Obama thread.

Gee, I wonder why.


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Poor groundhog, doesn't like being reminded of BHO's failings.
 
petros
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The BHO guy some how managed to heavily reduce the trade deficit by 22%
 
gopher
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Quote: Originally Posted by Walter View Post

Poor groundhog, doesn't like being reminded of BHO's failings.



Poor Canuckleheaded wannabe wants to distract from Harper's p1ss poor record by talking about Obama whose record is better than his hero's.

 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

Poor Canuckleheaded wannabe wants to distract from Harper's p1ss poor record by talking about Obama whose record is better than his hero's.


You brought up Harpers "pi ss poor record", how about you back it up with some facts.
 
gopher
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see post # 17
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by gopher View Post

see post # 17


and that has what to do with Harper? Or did you not read the article you linked to? Can you read without help?
 
gopher
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It has as much to do with Harper as the claim the situation in the USA has to do with Obama. Or do you have enough brains to understand that?
 
gerryh
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Oh, I'm sorry. I've been treating you like an adult. My mistake.
 
JLM
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I wonder if it has anything to do with kids not doing stuff for themselves any more. Of course kids today have parents with more means than our parents had who had just come through a couple of wars and a depression. Kids in those days thought having jam on the toast was a real treat and store bought jam was virtually unheard of.