In some cultures, kids are expected to leave the roost (i.e. get a job, their own place) as soon as they hit 18 or graduate from college. But a new study Australian study states that those who come from privileged backgrounds are more likely to forgo venturing off on their own.
For the study, researchers from the Melbourne Institute and the Research School of Economics paired up and conducted interviews with 18-to-20-year-olds over the past decade. The also noted on the socioeconomic situation of the subjects' families and how that influenced the likelihood that they would move home and/or receive financial help from their parents.
Based on the findings, 75% of 20-year-olds from privileged backgrounds still lived at home or received financial help in contrast to less than two-thirds of those from disadvantaged backgrounds. The researchers concluded it came down to whether or not the family could afford to support their grown children.