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Good or bad? "The percentage of men age 25 to 34 living with a parent(s) is about twice as high than women the same age

Posted by on Mar. 10, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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Census: More Grown Men Are Living With Their Parents

The Census has some news for parents who thought they had an empty nest, only to find their grown child is back in the basement: You are not alone.

According to new analysis of Census numbers released today, the proportion of young adults living with their parents has increased from 2005 to 2011. "The percentage of men age 25 to 34 living in the home of their parents rose from 14 percent in 2005 to 19 percent in 2011 and from 8 percent to 10 percent over the period for women," the Census reports.

And on that male prominence: Over the past year, the percentage of men ages 25 to 34 who live with their parents jumped 2.2 percent in the past year, while it actually dropped 0.8 percent for women.

HThere are plenty of jokes to be made. But we'll let you click over to the blog Jezebel, which titles its story: "Report Suggests Recession Has Turned Men Into Losers." They also throw in an Italy joke for good measure.

 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/11/03/142002761/census-more-grown-men-are-living-with-their-parents

 

Do you feel this is a good or bad thing for our culture and society?

To have the number of men living with mom than the number of women living with mom.

by on Mar. 10, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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stormcris
by Christy on Mar. 10, 2013 at 2:05 PM
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It just is.

There are myriads of reasons for them to do this. Some are taking care of loved ones, some never left, some have fallen to economic issues, some had families and those fell apart, there are as many reasons for it as there are days in a year. Some of it is good, some of it is bad and some of it is neutral making no difference. All of the reasons could have caused the increase; an increase in parents or grandparents needing care as the baby boomers become elderly, an increase of economic stress, an increase in divorce, an increase in not finding a job after college, an increase in children who cannot make it on their own.

Donna6503
by Platinum Member on Mar. 10, 2013 at 2:18 PM
Yeah, but is that a good thing for society?

I mean the traditional norms of manhood being altered in such a fashion? As women are we bettered served by having such number of men still living at home?

I understand that it is what it is ... But I'm talking about our society and culture, in what used to be viewed as men not wanting to grow up.


Quoting stormcris:

It just is.

There are myriads of reasons for them to do this. Some are taking care of loved ones, some never left, some have fallen to economic issues, some had families and those fell apart, there are as many reasons for it as there are days in a year. Some of it is good, some of it is bad and some of it is neutral making no difference. All of the reasons could have caused the increase; an increase in parents or grandparents needing care as the baby boomers become elderly, an increase of economic stress, an increase in divorce, an increase in not finding a job after college, an increase in children who cannot make it on their own.


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stormcris
by Christy on Mar. 10, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Some is because they are taking care of those who might fall burden on the system, they are helping to support a household that might foreclose or fall under, they are being rocks...ie this was a big part of the traditional norm for manhood.

Some of it isn't when they cannot survive outside of parental care and help.

The lack of being able to find a self supporting job is neutral. It is hard all around. However, this has been a part of manhood for a very long time. 

It was normal for a male to stay home until he found the means to support a wife and family. It was also normal for the man to take care of his parents if they needed it. 

Much of this is very normal for manhood.

Quoting Donna6503:

Yeah, but is that a good thing for society?

I mean the traditional norms of manhood being altered in such a fashion? As women are we bettered served by having such number of men still living at home?

I understand that it is what it is ... But I'm talking about our society and culture, in what used to be viewed as men not wanting to grow up.


Quoting stormcris:

It just is.

There are myriads of reasons for them to do this. Some are taking care of loved ones, some never left, some have fallen to economic issues, some had families and those fell apart, there are as many reasons for it as there are days in a year. Some of it is good, some of it is bad and some of it is neutral making no difference. All of the reasons could have caused the increase; an increase in parents or grandparents needing care as the baby boomers become elderly, an increase of economic stress, an increase in divorce, an increase in not finding a job after college, an increase in children who cannot make it on their own.



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