A new study from the Pew Research Center has found that, for the first time in more than 130 years, adults in the U.S. aged 18 to 34 were more likely to be living with their parents than with a spouse or partner in their own household. In 2014, 32.1 percent of young adults were living in their parent’s home, 31.6 percent were living with a romantic partner, about 14 percent were living alone, with a child or with roommates, and 22 percent were living in the home of another relative, a friend or in group quarters.
The report shows that living arrangements vary according to gender, with women more likely to leave the family nest. For young men, living with the parents is not something unusual. In 2014, 35 percent were still living at home and 28 percent were living with a romantic partner in their own household. In the case of women, the shares are reversed: 29 percent were living with their parents and 35 percent with a spouse or partner. Women were also more likely to be heading up a household without a romantic partner, 16 percent versus 13 percent among men.
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