Surge in Canadian Boomerang Kids

October 5, 2006

A recent StatsCan study reports that Generation Xers are three times more likely to return home to their parents than baby boomers were. Almost one-third return home within five years. The pursuit of higher education, with its heavy debt loads, was a chief reason, and returning home is acceptable because of declining stigma and more egalitarian parent-child relationships. In former generations, young adults moved out to get married or because they had found jobs. Globe & Mail