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TODAY   |  August 02, 2013

No shame: Millennials OK living with mom and dad

More young adults are living with their parents now that at any time in the last 40 years, with 36 percent of millennials ages 18 to 31 choosing to put off moving out on their own. The Pew Research study says this generation is more likely to go to graduate school and delay marriage, and cites a change in the related social stigma.

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>>> what's trending. the " wall street journal ," how old were you when you moved out of the house.

>> 18.

>> 18.

>> i lived at home during college but millenniums are writing their own age. 36% of young adults were living at home with mom and dad . that's the highest number in 40 years. one researcher said he was surprised because since 1981 that percentage has held steady at about 31%. people are wondering why. first thing the job market, while it has been improving some are having trouble finding work. young adults today also more likely to put off entering the real world by going to grad school and delay major life events like marriage, changing social signals. young americans living at home say they are fine with it. not embarrassing. parents not so much.

>> some parents, my brother was living at home, my mom they loved him being at home and she would make him three squares a day.

>> i lived with my parents for a month. we vacationed together. it was a blast.

>> did you make your mom do laundry?

>> it's not living if you're on vacation.

>> but it's an idea what to live with them.

>> at some points you have to leave the nest.