How is our more “progressive” economy working for young American women? It’s moved them forward all the way to 1940:
The Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data showed that 36.4 percent of women ages 18 to 34 lived with family in 2014, mostly in the home of mother, father or both.
The number tops the record set in 1940, when 36.2 percent of young women lived with relatives, the analysis said. 1940 is the earliest year for comparable data.
Among young men, 42.8 percent were living with relatives last year, below the 1940 high of 47.5 percent.
“The result is a striking U-shaped curve for young women – and young men – indicating a return to the past, statistically speaking,” Pew said.
If you’ll recall, in 1940 this nation was still enduring the Great Depression.