Monday, April 23, 2018

Empty nest is no longer empty

Adults who move back home after moving away are causing their parents stress and conflict, a study suggests.

"Don't look so worried Dad, it won't be for long"
"Don't look so worried Dad, it won't be for long"

Parents whose adult children move back into the family home saw a decline in their quality of life and wellbeing, researchers at the London School of Economics and Political Science found.

The research analysed data from people aged between 50 and 75 from 17 European countries, not including the UK.

They found parents' quality of life fell when an adult child "boomeranged."

The study - Returns home by children and changes in parents' well-being in Europe - found that this slump in wellbeing happened only when there were no other children still at home - there was no impact on parents if other children were already living in the family home.

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