Parasite Singles in US and Japan: NY Parents Sue 30-year-old Son Because He Won’t Move Out (Infographics)

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NY Parents sue their 30-year-old son because he won’t move out. Nexter.org found out if he problem is common for US and what about other countries. 

Guilty for refusing to be adult

In Syracuse, New York, a couple is suing their 30-year-old son who didn’t get the message that it was time to move out of their house. According to News 8, the Rotondo parents say they’ve given their son Michael five notices over the past few months telling him to leave. They also told him that they’ll help him if he does vacate.

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Source: WSTM

But Rotondo contends he is owed a six-month notice. “I just wanted a reasonable amount of time to vacate, with consideration to the fact that I was not really prepared to support myself at the time of the notices,” he told CNN affiliate WSTM.

One note on February 2 reads: “After a discussion with your Mother, we have decided you must leave this house immediately. You have 14 days to vacate. You will not be allowed to return. We will take whatever actions are necessary to enforce this decision.”

Five days later, in another note, the parents offered some advice and gifted Michael $1,100 to help him find a new place to live.

“Some advice:
1) Organize the things you need for work and to manage an apartment. Note: You will need stuff at (redacted). You must arrange the date and time through your Father so he can set it up with the tenant.
2) Sell the other things you have that have any significant value, (e.g. stereo, some tools etc.). This is especially true for any weapons you may have. You need the money and will have no place for the stuff.
3) There are jobs available even for those with a poor work history like you. Get one – you have to work!
4) If you want help finding a place your Mother has offered to help you.”

A judge sides with parents and Rotondo told reporters he plans to appeal the case and finds the ruling “ridiculous.”

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Source: CNN

Who live longer with their parents – US or Japanese adults?

Actually, the problem of adults living with parents is common not only for America.

Parents in the US cannot get rid of their kids. The share of young adults in their late 20s living with their parents is the highest it’s been in 75 years.

According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 33% of 25-29 year olds lived with their parents or grandparents in 2016. This is almost three times as many as in 1970.

The share of young adults who don’t leave the nest has steadily increased in recent decades, and accelerated after the 2008 financial crisis. Across education levels, race, gender, and region, no group has been immune from the trend.

Pew’s researchers think late twenty-somethings are boomeranging back home because, in contrast to previous generations at this stage of their lives, they are less likely to have a well-paying job and less likely to be married. It turns out that no job and no partner makes living with your parents a lot more appealing.

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even created a special term to describe this social phenomenon in recent years: parasite singles. This term, first used by sociologist Masahiro Yamada of Tokyo Gakugei University in 1997  describes the large group of young people who live at home with their parents well into their adult lives, often paying no living costs and, in extreme cases, never venturing out of the parental home to start an independent life.

Because of their way of life, parasite singles, in general, are not economically impoverished. They depend on their parents, both physically and financially, for housing, as well as daily necessities, such as laundry, cooking and groceries.

Despite having some form of income, the majority (nearly 85% of parasite singles, according to some statistics (Takahashi and Voss 2000) do not help with household chores or expenses and consider their entire earnings to be disposable.


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