Failure to Launch

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Question/Prompt: Discuss at least 2 reasons research is suggesting for young adults still living at home. This new phenomenon—young adults still living in their parent's home well into their late 20's to early 30's—is proposed to be a result of many different reasons. Spend some time reading what experts suggest about this trend and address at least 2 reasons suggested.
Recent research has shown that more young adults are moving back home with their parents. This has been the case in the past and now it’s no different. There are several reasons for why young adults have returned home after leaving. In a presentation by Dr. Brooks she clearly states that children failure to launch because the lack of social and emotional development which
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Dunn suggests that young adults are experiencing failure to launch because of the financial difficulties of living alone during a recession (Dunn, 2012). According to Dunn, High school and college grads have a hard time trying to find a meaningful job due to the fact of fewer jobs to choose from and more competition to fill them and even a harder time transitioning from an entry-level job to a career (Dunn, 2012). About 13% of adult children between 18 and 29 move back in with their parents after an attempt to live alone, majority of them are females that state that the economy cause they to move back home (Dunn, 2012). Going to college has become very popular these day but the degrees don’t seem to have a positive effect as far as leading to a job as it once did and living on minimal wage is impossible (Dunn, 2012) Living back home also enables a young adults to reduce their expenses and focus on saving money. Rather than struggling to make ends meet, they can put money in their savings accounts or investments and begin growing a nest egg (Dunn, 2012). People who use their parents as a safety net with no greater financial goal in mind are doomed to never launch away from home; those who use it as a carefully-calculated stepping-stone to a more successful life are much more likely to launch successfully and stay independent ( Dunn, 2012).

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