I think that we jump to assume that 'kids' are taking advantage of their parents generosity by moving home for an easy life. I am currently living at home, but I pay rent the way a roommate would. This helps out my parent who is currently unemployed. Additionally, my parent is older, a possibility even if I am just 27, and my moving home for a while is in her interest.
I have worked jobs since I was 14, paid for a significant portion of my college education, all of my graduate education, and being thought of as 'coddled' because I am currently living at home is a false assumption.
Let's think of it another way--a young person in their 20s who has always gotten financial help and continues to get financial help from their parents is in great shape to go live independently even if they are not making much money (or any money.) Some lower income parents can only offer the assistence of providing an affordable place to live.
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