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Empty nests fill up as Covid-19 forces youth back home

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Youths say they are directly impacted by the economic knockon effects of Covid, forcing many to move back in with their parents.


17 Sep 2020
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Empty nests fill up as Covid-19 forces youth back home

Unemployment in the Covid Virus Crisis 19. Picture for illustration

It may not quite be as drastic as a new world economic order, but people in their 30s returning to the proverbial nest can never be a good sign for the economy. In September, the Pew Research Centre released a report which found the coronavirus outbreak had pushed millions of Americans, especially young adults, to move in with family members. “The share of 18- to 29-year-olds living with their parents has become a majority since coronavirus cases began spreading early this year, surpassing the previous peak during the Great Depression era,” Pew found. “In July, 52% of young adults resided...

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