WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – A recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. revealed that a record number of young adults throughout the nation were moving back in with their parents.
The study also showed a gender split among people in the studied age group known as the Millennial generation – which covers people presently between the ages of 18 and 31 – who were residing at home.
“In 2012, 40 percent of Millennial males lived at home with their parents, compared with 32 percent of Millennial females,” researchers noted in a published release on the study’s findings.
Though a sizable divide, the difference between males and females of that generation is smaller than it was in 1968, when an 11-percent difference was seen.
“One factor that has contributed to the growing gender parity in living at home is the rise in the share of young women who go to college,” researchers noted.
The Pew study found that the younger the ages were of the pool of people observed, the more likely both males and females were to move back in with their parents. A reported 60 percent of men between the ages of 18 and 24 live at home, while 52 percent of women in the same age range do.
In order to conduct the larger overarching study regarding Millennials moving back in with their parents, researchers used Current Population Surveys taken in March of 1968 and March of 2012.