Population Statistic: Read. React. Repeat.
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Moving back in with the folks after college has been par for the course for some time now. Toss in a recession that prevents the paying of rent — let alone student loans — and the ranks of these boomerang kids swells to a ridiculous proportion:

A whopping 85% of college seniors planned to move back home with their parents after graduation last May, according to a poll by Twentysomething Inc., a marketing and research firm based in Philadelphia. That rate has steadily risen from 67% in 2006.

It’d be interesting to check out the family dynamics that are developing on such a wide scale. Although considering how helicopter-parented these “adults” have been all their lives, I’m sure this de facto regression back into the familial womb is boringly frictionless. At least until the girl/boyfriend spends a few too many nights over…

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 10/14/2010 10:05am
Category: Business, College Years, Society
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