Friday, May 20, 2011

Is this a sign of the economy, or that we no longer raise children to be adults, or what?

At one level it does make sense to live with your parents for awhile. It can help to save money. But too often it seems like adult children end up taking it easy and don't work to becoming self suficient.

Survey: 85% of New College Grads Move Back in with Mom and Dad explains:

Surprise, surprise: Thanks to a high unemployment rate for new grads, many of those with diplomas fresh off the press are making a return to Mom and Dad's place. In fact, according to a poll conducted by consulting firm Twentysomething Inc., some 85% of graduates will soon remember what Mom's cooking tastes like

Hat tip: Instapundit


Angela said...

The article didn't say how long students are living with their families. One of my roommates moved back in with her parents after graduating, for a year, before leaving to attend school here.

Also, I don't think there's anything wrong with multiple generations living together, as long as everyone is contributing to the family in some way. 40 year old son living in the basement playing video games? Not good. But we criticize the culture that created age-segregated schools, and 'dump your parents at the nursing home as soon as they're a little difficult to care for' mentality, so I'm not going to throw stones when I see people returning to the old-fashioned way of living (and the way that quite a bit of the not-America world still lives today).

Fatcat said...

I came back home after college and worked for 2 years, saving up money for getting married and buying a house. I didn't have a penny when I got out of college.

Anonymous said...

As Angela said, there can be a difference between lving with one's parents, and sharing a house.