Research sheds light on the number of families living with others to save money

Jan 5, 2015
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The Washington Post's Wonkblog has a writeup of new research that shows nearly half of kids in one large study lived in "doubled up" households. That is, these kids lived in house with their mom and/or dad plus another family. The headline describes the high percentage of "doubled up" families as "shocking." But is it really?

Source: Washingtonpost

There's been exhaustive, and even obsessive, analysis of how the lousy economy has pushed young adults to move back home with their parents, contributed to the multiple-generations-under-one-roof trend, and affected the economy and maybe even modern-day culture. Less explored is what this "doubling-up" phenomenon means for families with young children.

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