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Young Australian adults re-launching from home: it’s time to move on

Leaving home is no longer one‐way, with many young adults returning home. This is often short‐term although little research exists around families’ experiences when offspring relaunch. This study addressed this gap through interviews with 10 young Australian adults who had returned to coresidence and their parents. Findings revealed the return had an expected duration. While the young adults were looking forward to moving out, their parents were more ambivalent, both about the relaunch and the need for offspring to return again. Overall, the relaunch appears to be as important as leaving home, for young adults and parents alike.

History

Journal

Family and consumer sciences research journal

Volume

47

Issue

1

Pagination

25 - 41

Publisher

Wiley

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1077-727X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences