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Millennials more likely to live with parents than partners for first time on record


For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for Americans ages 18 to 34, an analysis of Census data by the Pew Research Center has found. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk


Still living in your mom’s basement? You’re not alone.

According to a Pew Research Center report released Tuesday, “living with a parent is the most common young adult living arrangement for the first time on record.”

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The analysis found that 32.1 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds called their parents’ place home in 2014, while 31.6 percent lived with a spouse or partner in their own home. And living with mom and dad was more common for millennial men, at 35 percent, than women, at 29 percent.

Pew says the shift in living arrangements has been caused by “the postponement of, if not retreat from, marriage,” as well as drops in employment and wages.

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