Returning Young Adult Syndrom

Essay by tmac8666College, UndergraduateA, February 2005

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Young adults are returning to their parents' homes in record numbers. Young adults ages 23 to 40 are returning to their parents' home for at least a short period of time. Research indicates that education, occupation, and personal lifestyles all contribute to the economic hardships of young adults. This is what I believe is causing the RYAs to return home. The generation born between 1964 and 1980 faces financial difficulties just like previous generations, but parents of this generation seems more willing, almost obligated, to support their children. Many couples who have been married for many years are finding that their children who have post secondary education are returning home. Unfortunately for parents, this syndrome has become increasingly common in the past 10 years. Grown children are returning to the nest or sometimes never leaving at all. The main reason for this phenomenon is economic: young adults are moving back home because of educational opportunities or the lack of them, occupational difficulties, and personal lifestyle choices.