Young Australians are staying at home for much longer, according to a new survey, and it’s not just the economy that’s forcing them to do so.
Melbourne University’s HILDA (Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia) has shown the number of young people sleeping in their childhood bedroom has jumped about five per cent in over a decade, and that number is rising.
In 2001, 47.2 per cent of men aged 18 to 29 and 36.5 per cent of women in the same age bracket were living with their parents.
That number jumped a 54.6 per cent of men in 2017 and a huge leap to 53.9 per cent for women.
Average age for young women to fly the coop today is 24.2 years old, compared to 22.1 in 2001.
For men the average rose only slightly from 23.1 in 2001 to 23.5 in 2017.
Generally for Burmese young people, they stay at the parent house until they get married. Parent don't expect them to leave nor they consider leaving. It is culturally accepted so leaving home before the marriage can be a strange concept.
We ask a few Burmese parents what they think of the culture difference?