Increased joblessness and difficulty in buying a home has more and more of these adults continuing to live with parents after high school or coming home after college, which is called the boomerang effect. According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census in 2005, 46 percent of the 18 to 24 age group were living at home; 8 percent age 25-34 were still living with their parents.
According to this article at The Blaze, there is a lot of research being done on the impact of 18-24 year olds living at home with their parents. This phenomonon is not limited to the United States either as a lot of the research referenced in the article comes from Europe.
Some questions for discussion:
- How has the boomerang effect impacted your student ministry?
- Have you seen this cause conflict in families in your church?
- Over all, do you see this trend as positive, negative, or neutral for the development of later adolescents/young adults?