Similarly with earnings, young men’s wages (after adjusting for inflation) have been on a downward trajectory since 1970 and fell significantly from 2000 to 2010.As wages have fallen, the share of young men living in the home of their parent(s) has risen.
In addition, trends in both employment status and wages have likely contributed to the growing share of young adults who are living in the home of their parent(s), and this is especially true of young men.
Employed young men are much less likely to live at home than young men without a job, and employment among young men has fallen significantly in recent decades.
For men ages 18 to 34, living at home with mom and/or dad has been the dominant living arrangement since 2009.
In 2014, 28% of young men were living with a spouse or partner in their own home, while 35% were living in the home of their parent(s).
The median age of first marriage has risen steadily for decades.