The 'Boomerang Generation': More Adults Living at Home with Mom and Dad

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A new Pew Research study found that 36 percent of the nation's Millennial generation, adults aged 18 to 31, were living in their parents' home. Known as the "boomerang generation," and no longer considered slackers or failures, this generation is waiting for their lives to start in today's dismal economy, and in the meantime, eating their parents' food and sleeping in their childhood beds. We discuss the Pew study and the new boomerang generation.


Katrina Schwartz, KQED reporter who lived with her parents when searching for a job

Dr. Richard Fry, senior economist at the Pew Research Center and author of the study

Elizabeth Fishel, author of "When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up?"

Dr. Jeffrey Arnett, professor of psychology at Clark University in Massachusetts and co-author of "When Will My Grown-Up Kid Grow Up?"

Nikole Alford, 29-year-old currently living with her mother