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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 09:12
Half of those in early 20s still live at Mom’s house
More then half, 53.9 percent, of Dutch adults between the ages of 20 and 25 years still live with their mom, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Tuesday. After the age of 25, the proportion of adults living with their parents drop significantly - from nearly 20 percent of adults aged 25 to 30 to 2.8 percent of adults aged over 65. Adults with kids of their own tend to live closer to their mothers than adults with no kids. On January 1st, 2014, 58 percent of single parents between the ages of 25 and 40 years lived within a 5 kilometer radius of their mother. Among two-parent households within that age group, 51 percent lived close to their mothers. According to Statistics Netherlands, at the start young families opt for living close to mom so she can help out with the children. But later in life the proximity can be attributed to the fact that elderly mothers may need help. About 40 percent of adults aged 65 years and older live within a 5 kilometer radius of their elderly mother, among 35 to 55 year olds it is 47 percent.