EU report: 42% of young Irish living with parents

Due to widespread youth unemployment, the number of young people aged between 18-30 living with their parents across Europe has increased 4 per cent between 2007 and 2011.

25th March, 2014
In Ireland, 42 per cent of young people aged 18-30 live at home with their parents.

The number of young people aged between 18-30 living with their parents across Europe has increased from 44 per cent to 48 per cent between 2007 and 2011, according to new Eurofound study.

In Ireland, the figure is 42 per cent, with the numbers holding true particularly for young men who are more likely to be living at home with their parents than young women.

The report, presented to policymakers today in Dublin, puts emphasis on both social and employment...

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