Parents may have to wait a little longer to enjoy the ’empty nest.’
A study by the Pew Research Center shows kids are in no hurry to move out of their parents’ home.
For the first time on record, living with parents is the most common status for 18- to 34-year-olds in the U.S.
The study also says that living arrangements differ significantly by gender. In 2014, more females than males in the same age group were heading up a household with a spouse or partner.
Males were also more likely than females to live in the home of another family member.
Experts say economic factors and the declining trend of marriage explain why children aren’t leaving home until later in life.