The Different Ages At Which Young People Leave Their Parents’ Home

Leaving the parental home is considered an important step in the transition from childhood to adulthood. The reasons behind this stage can vary from being materially independent to studying, working, moving in with a partner, getting married and having children, etc. However, the path to independence may not be straightforward and may occur at different ages in different countries as discussed in this article.

Among the European countries where most “young people” stay the longest with their parents are Montenegro, Croatia, Slovakia and Italy.

Europeans end up living in their family homes longer, just like decades ago

The situation is similar in the United States

The reasons for staying with your parents can be financial, but there are others as well