No More 'Empty Nest:' Middle-aged Adults Face Family Pressure on Both Sides
Published: January 25, 2013.
Released by Oregon State University
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The "empty nest" of past generations, in which the kids are grown up and middle-aged adults have more time to themselves, has been replaced in the United States by a nest that's full – kids who can't leave, can't find a job and aging parents who need more help than ever before. According to a new study by researchers at Oregon State University, what was once a life stage of new freedoms, options and opportunities has largely disappeared.
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