Life Inc. – Meet the new roommates: Mom and Dad

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The Great Recession appears to have brought families closer together, literally: The share of Americans who are living in multigenerational households has spiked as the economy has tanked.

About 51.4 million people were living in some kind of multigenerational household in 2009, according to the Pew Research Center’s analysis of the Census data released last month. That’s a more than 10 percent increase from just two years earlier, when about 46.5 million people were living with another generation of their family, according to Pew.

The percentage of Americans who are living with multiple generations has been on the rise for a few decades, reversing a trend toward living apart that had begun in the 1940s. About 16.7 percent of Americans lived with someone from another generation in 2009, up from 15.1 percent in 2000.

via Life Inc. – Meet the new roommates: Mom and Dad.

Strange Random Economy Quote:

The only reason a great many American families don’t own an elephant is that they have never been offered an elephant for a dollar down and easy weekly payments. – Mad Magazine

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