“Boomerang kids” are young adults who move out of the family home for school or work and then return home.
According to the Cristian Science Monitor, a Pew Report indicates that the recession has exacerbated a trend that was already under way since the 1980s.
- In 1980, some 11 percent of young adults lived in multigenerational households.
- Today, some 29 percent of 25- to 34-year olds either never moved out of their parents’ home or say they returned home in recent years.
- Among 18- to 24-year olds, that figure is even higher – 53 percent of young adults in that age group live at home.
Of those living at home, some 78 percent say they’re upbeat about their living arrangements … 24 percent say it’s been good for their relationships with their parents.