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Old 04-04-2018, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Chicago > DC area (Fairfax County)
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Does it have to do with working-class parents genuinely having less ability to afford keeping kids around too long, or is it just a fervent desire on their part to make sure their kids have the resources to be self-sufficient, or is it just an issue of differing values?
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:17 AM
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Never start a thread with "why" unless you can back it up. I'd like to see some stats to support your OP.
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:57 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I don't know how true that is. Lower income families often have multiple generations in one house. OP can maybe get us the statistics that show it is most common in high income households?
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:58 AM
 
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That's weird because I find it to be the opposite. It's usually more common to see multi-generational households in lower income demographics because of the high cost of living and daycare in most urban areas.
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:11 AM
 
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I don't know how true that is. Lower income families often have multiple generations in one house. OP can maybe get us the statistics that show it is most common in high income households?
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That's weird because I find it to be the opposite. It's usually more common to see multi-generational households in lower income demographics because of the high cost of living and daycare in most urban areas.
This has also been my observation.
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:17 AM
 
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There might be a family income level where there isn't a correlation to "higher the income, lower chance children move out." And if we were to assume that there was some income level where that is true, it could simply be that these children are used to the comforts their parents afforded them, yet they don't have the ability to do anything close to that on their own, so they stay home and (hopefully) accrue some wealth of their own before striking out.
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Old 04-04-2018, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Centre of the continent
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it could simply be that these children are used to the comforts their parents afforded them, yet they don't have the ability to do anything close to that on their own, so they stay home and (hopefully) accrue some wealth of their own before striking out.
This is what I was going to suggest, if it is true in general. I know it is among the adult "kids" that I know. Heaven forbid they live with roommates and one bathroom in a crappy starter apartment. That's so "ghetto" according to one young adult relative of mine.
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Old 04-04-2018, 05:33 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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When I lived in Australia (high COL in the major cities), multi generational households from the upper middle and wealthier classes seemed more common than here in Midwestern USA.

As another poster said, it was because the alternative (in Australia) was living somewhere substandard. This seemed to be the case for young adults either in university or just out of university, who didn't yet have the income for a 'decent' place of their own.

In the affordable Midwest, the reverse seems true- the multi generatfinal households are in the working and lower classes.
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Old 04-04-2018, 06:51 PM
 
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I use to work for the very successful black man, when his kids grew up and mature into working members, he would add on to his house, with another wing. so it was like five large houses connected by walkways. He told me once, so when he retired the family would still run the company and take care of him. It was his retirement plan to have the whole clan in his household. Must of been 45 people in that house. Like a family complex / commune
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Old 04-04-2018, 08:13 PM
 
Location: New Yawk
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Does it have to do with working-class parents genuinely having less ability to afford keeping kids around too long, or is it just a fervent desire on their part to make sure their kids have the resources to be self-sufficient, or is it just an issue of differing values?
I’ve found it to be opposite, at least in my high cost of living area: the well-off parents will pay for 4 years in a university dorm and pay their progeny’s rent for a few years (or let them live in the pool house rent-free), while working class parents are fine with having their adult children live at home as long as they contribute.

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