For decades, it was the norm for young adults to leave their parents' homes and establish their own households, typically with romantic partners, reports the Wall Street Journal.
According to a recent Pew Research Center study, that is no longer the case.
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A review of census data revealed that in 2014 about 32% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 lived with their parents, the highest share since around 1940.
36% have sought other housing arrangements, but tend to live either alone or with roommates, notes CBS News.
Those who are cohabitating with spouses and domestic partners are at 31.5%.
While tough economic times are certainly a factor in the changing residential patterns of America's youth, there are social transitions at play as well.
According to Richard Fry, a senior researcher at Pew, people just aren't starting families at a young age like they used to.