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My Parents Are My Roommates: Living At Home In 2017

More young adults live in their parents’ homes today than in 1940. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 34 percent of the nation’s millennials live in their childhood bedrooms or their parent’s basements. 

In Connecticut, the statistic is even higher -- more than 40 percent of millennials here live with mom and dad. This hour, we find out why and learn about some of the misconceptions concerning “The Millennial Generation.”

Are they experiencing what some call “failure to launch”? Or is there something else at play?


  • Lauren Sardi - Associate Professor of Sociology at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut
  • Brendon Field - Twenty-three-year-old University of Connecticut graduate
  • Amanda Mark - Thirty-year-old student at University of Hartford
  • Simon Sinek - New York Times bestselling author and leadership expert
  • Jeffrey Jensen Arnett - Professor of Psychology at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • Mary Cook - Founder and principal ofMary Cook Associates in Chicago, Illinois 

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Lydia Brown and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

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