The most surprising figure in Arum and Roksa‘s new Aspiring Adults Adrift:


Yes, lots of newly-minted college grads live with their parents.  Yes, the fraction of college grads who live with their parents has sharply increased.  But at least for 22-24 year-olds, the lines for college grads and non-college-grads have almost exactly overlapped without interruption for over a half-century. 

Explain that!

P.S. Wednesday I’ll be speaking at St. Vincent’s College on open borders, so I probably won’t be blogging again until the end of the week.  If you see me there, or wandering around Pittsburgh, please introduce yourself. 🙂