Generational Differences About Adulthood


Baby boomers and millennials have very different attitudes about adulthood.  Comparing 25 to 34 year olds in 1980 and today, researcher Lydia Anderson at the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University finds marriage went from 63% among baby boomers down to 41% among millennials. “For home ownership we also saw a decline for millennials.  Among baby boomers 60% owned a home compared to only 43% of millennials,” she tells KTRH News.  Anderson’s analysis of census data reveals more than four out of five baby boomers were living on their own by that age, compared to three in five millennials.  Baby boomers were apparently more anxious to split from their parents’ homes.  In 1980 only 9% of those young adults still lived with mom and dad.  “Compared to 22% of millennials of the same age,” says Anderson.

Yeah, but we're the moms and dads now and we hope they move out.


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