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Study: Parents serve as safety net for adult children
USA Today

It’s normal and healthy for parents to provide their 20-something children with financial and housing assistance, according to a new study. The finding challenges the widely held belief that such help involves slacker young adults who refuse to grow up or overindulgent parents whose continued support stifles their adult children’s development, said the researchers. They analyzed data collected from young adults and found that almost half received either money for living expenses or lived with their parents (or both) in their mid-20s, but only 10 to 15% received such support when in their early 30s.

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