Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Only 45% of men between 18 and 34 have left home

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(Photo: BBC.co.uk)
SPAIN The old joke has it that Jesus must have been Spanish because he was 34 and still living with his parents. It may well be true. A study carried out last year revealed that only 45.6% had left the parental home to live on their own. Okay, this is owed in good measure not only to the present national economic situation, but also to a variety of cultural reasons. The study was carried out by the Fundación de Ayuda contra la Drogadicción (FAD, Help Against Drug Addiction), and the Obra Social Caja Madrid. Young Spanish men, apparently, are the bottom of the European list of what is here called emancipación. The EU median age for leaving home is 29. Women, on the other hand, do so in 51.1% of cases - not much different from their male counterparts. (A more detailed article will soon be available on SpainInformer.com)

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