Men less likely than women to leave the nest
Experts explain why it’s easier for young men to live with Mom and Dad.
More young Americans than ever are living with Mom and Dad, according to new data from the Pew Research Center. Last year, the number of “millennials” living at home rose to 36 percent. Just five years earlier, the percentage was 32. Interestingly, men between the ages of 18 and 31 are more likely than their female counterparts to stay in the nest.
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Forty percent of millennial males and 32 percent of females live at home, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal’s Marketwatch. So what’s with the gender gap?
Zhenchao Qian, chair of sociology at Ohio State University, attempts to explain:
“There are more single young men than women out there. This gives unmarried men more time to live with their parents.”
But there’s a potentially more controversial explanation. Kit Yarrow, chair of the psychology department at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, says “parents give their sons more freedom than their daughters … it’s easier for a young man to live at home and still feel independent than it would be for a young woman.”
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Hold on folks, soon MOM and Dad will be moving in with Children. Economy is HUGE factor. I was extremely fortunate that my children came back home to help me, they always blessed the home doing more than they took. I love having everyone around and would hate it if they felt like they could not come home.
In other cultures several generations live together, I think it is a more balanced lifestyle.
We should appreciate families that are willing to take care of their own.
Lets eliminate WELFARE and see who survives. Families that stick together!
The biggest reasons why young men continue to live with their parents is the mothers reluctance to kick the kid out. I've dated many women with sons in their late teens or early 20s, who are in or finished with school, who made no effort to get him out and on his own. Nearly an epidemic.
Mothers/women need to get over themselves and get your son out on his own.
People!!! Have some respect for yourself and your parent. Are you really so weak that you cannot live on your own at 20 years old. What a bunch of worthless scumbags. Perhaps we should allow euthanasia as a method to make society stronger. We would not need welfare, prisons, and parents could have a life after raising their kids to a point where they should be able to make it on their own.
You cannot live on your own because you are a lazy worthless little P.O.S. who feels entitled to be supported by others at all times. Also, rather than picking yourself up and getting moving you would rather blame others for your failure and lack of drive.
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