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Living at home doesn't really mean millenials moved back in with Mom and Dad

The U.S. Census says dorm dwellers are "living at home." So next time you are tempted to fret that Junior's back home with Mom and Dad, take a deep breath and don't, The Atlantic says.
Lois M. Collins, Deseret News Modified: July 3, 2014 at 5:41 pm •  Published: July 7, 2014

Anyone who reads a newspaper or magazine or listens to the news knows that millennials are living with Mom and Dad in record numbers compared to other generations of young adults.

But the U.S. Census says young adults living in dorms at colleges are included in the category "living at home." So next time you are tempted to fret that Junior or Joyce are settling into the family basement, with no intention of leaving, don't. That's according to The Atlantic and the story "The Misguided Freakout About Basement-Dwelling Millennials."

There's no dearth of stories about the adult kid who moved back home. Take this one from the Washington Post: "Ever since the financial crisis hit, Americans have found it harder and harder to live on their own. According to a new report from the Census Bureau, the number of 'shared households' increased by a whopping 2.25 million between 2007 and 2010."

The Census reported that "In spring 2007, there were 19.7 million shared households. By spring 2010, the number of shared households had increased by 11.4 percent, while all households increased by only 1.3 percent."

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