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  • 'Doomerangers' are moving back home
  • 'Doomerangers' are moving back home
    Adam Wilson (2012) ©

'Doomerangers' are moving back home

More than seven million adults have moved back in with their parents years after leaving the nest. These so-called ‘doomerangers’ (a spin on the boomerang generation) now comprise 14% of the adult population, with financial and emotional factors the main reasons behind their return.



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