AgeLab Director Joseph Coughlin writes in Forbes on how the penchant of younger adults for living with their parents is altering the life course:
Living at home may crimp more than your love life — it may dramatically slow progress in finding a significant other, and everything else that follows. Living with mom and dad, by definition, delays forming a new household – and quite often having children.
The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies reports a steady decline since the great recession in household formation for people ages 25 to 34 years old. Likewise, as discussed in my previous article, birthrates are at a record low. In fact, women 35+ years old are the only cohort to show a modest increase in having children.
Read Dr. Coughlin's thoughts in full here.