Think outside the box




子が成人すると親元を離れる文化の国でも、パラサイトが目立つようになっています。昔のイングランドでは、15歳くらいになると家を出て自活を始めていましたが、現在では若者(18~30歳)の約3割が親と同居しています。大学進学で家を出たものの、卒業しても自活できないため親元に戻ってきた"boomerang child"が多数存在します。大家族文化のイタリアでは、同居する割合は約8割に達します。経済苦が根底にあるので、家族の生活満足度も低くなります。"ジェネレーションY"は親よりも高学歴ですが、将来見通しは逆に暗くなっています。(以下、強調は引用者)

She said it was a myth that living with children and parents in a multi-generational household was all "happy clappy": "Really we see that multi-generational households have very low life satisfaction and a very high level of deprivation and perceived social exclusion.

"One could argue that if you are at the age of 30 and are still living with your parents and, on top of that you have your own family, it is really difficult to start an independent life."

The data underscores the predicament of "Generation Y" – who are better educated than their forebears, but condemned nonetheless to dimmer prospects than their parents' generation.


The growing phenomenon of adults stuck living in their childhood bedrooms has, moreover, raised concerns about birthrates and demographics in an ageing continent.

実際、 親との同居率と出生率には負の相関が見られます。



He said these results demonstrated that class and background was becoming even more of a factor in later life success.

"Those from better off or higher social class families will be much better set to deal with the pressures. The real story here isn't about generation alone; it's about how it interacts with wealth and class, leaving some younger people behind."



It is commonly thought that generous welfare schemes such as unemployment benefits and public-funded job training programmes have shielded Nordic young against the harshest consequences of Europe’s economic woes.

The facts show the contrary: Few jobless young people in the Nordic countries qualify for unemployment benefits.

The reason is that authorities have made cuts and tightened requirements. Means-tested social welfare benefits are now the most common source of income for jobless young people. 




パラサイト・シングルの時代 (ちくま新書)

パラサイト・シングルの時代 (ちくま新書)