"HOW SHALL WE THEN LIVE?" Francis Schaeffer

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Boys who won't grow up

I say Hmmmm!

*** I've discovered an evidently powerful new pick-up line: "Ten fingers, ten toes, I'm employed and don't live with my parents; come get it, ladies!"
This phenomenon cuts across all demographics. You'll find it in families both rich and poor; black, white, Asian and Hispanic; urban, suburban and rural. According to the Census Bureau, fully one-third of young men ages 22 to 34 are still living at home with their parents -- a roughly 100 percent increase in the past 20 years. No such change has occurred with regard to young women. Why?
My friend and colleague Judy Kleinfeld, a professor at the University of Alaska, has spent many years studying this growing phenomenon. She points out that many young women are living at home nowadays as well. But those young women usually have a definite plan. They're working toward a college degree, or they're saving money to open their own business. And when you come back three or four years later, you'll find that in most cases those young women have achieved their goal, or something like it. They've earned that degree. They've opened their business.
( Found on InDCJournal.com)

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