Survey Says 24% of Kids Have Moved Back In With Their Parents

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Pew Research has a new survey out about the effect of the lousy economy on young people, and it’s chock full of interesting things. Go read it! But I think I was most surprised by this:

It’s not all that surprising that lots of young people are taking crappy jobs or going back to school or even postponing having a baby. But a full quarter of them have moved back in with their parents? Yikes. I’m not sure how much this has changed over time, but it’s a helluva lot regardless.

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