Friday, September 18, 2009

The Peter Pan Generation

Apparently, a staggering one in three men aged between 20 and 40 is still living with his parents.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I did not read the article but at first glance I though the age range was a bit odd. Think about it. The range is 20 to 40. This gives the impression that there are lots of 40 year olds at home. But this just isn't so. Many who are still at home in their early twenties will be long gone by the time they are forty. Yet they show up in statistics like these.

Actually this is an old statistical trick - choosing bin size so as to make the required conclusion.

Darren said...

Yes, its junk journalism.

Richard Ford said...

The main reasons for this are high property prices and divorce. The fact that a man is now living with his parents does not mean that he has been unable to buy a home- simply that a judge says he cannot live in it!!!

High property prices are also feminism related because the two income families bid the prices up.