Many parents who have adapted to an empty nest, find their nest is no longer empty. Their grown children are moving back home.
According to the Census Report the proportion of young adults living with their parents has increased from 2005 to 2011. “The percentage of men age 25 to 34 living in the home of their parents rose from 14 percent in 2005 to 19 percent in 2011 and from 8 percent to 10 percent over the period for women,” the Census reports.
Over the past year, the percentage of men ages 25 to 34 who live with their parents jumped 2.2 percent. During this same time the percentage dropped 0.8 percent for women.
That’s a large number of young adults moving back in with Mom and Dad! It’s believed that the economy and unemployment are key reasons. And for the ladies, they’re becoming more educated and assuming high managment positions; so they are less likely to move back home.
But then you also have the slackers…looking for an easier life so they either never leave their parents’ home or come back after a year or so. I know. I have a neighbor whose son has moved out several times and invariably always moves back in with his parents. Not because of financial reasons or to help his parents, it’s only because he’s a mama’s boy (he’s in his late 30′s) and his mama has a difficult time when he’s not living at home. Rather strange to me; don’t you think?