Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Who Do Young Adults Live With? Spouses Are Out Cohabitation is In

The share of young adults 18 to 34 living with a spouse has plunged from 60% in 1967 to 27% in 2013—a whopping 50% drop. The fraction cohabiting is up nearly 8,000%—from 0.1% to about 5%,  In absolute numbers this is a jump from about 25,000 young adults to 3.5 million. Shares of young adults living alone and living with nonrelatives (friends) is up 217% and 343%, respectively.

(via WSJ)

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