Not Leaving the Coop Has Its Advantages

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If you aren’t still living with your parents, chances are you know someone who does.

There are various reasons why some working adults in Malaysia continue to live with their parents – housing affordability being only one of them. “Economic factors are the most obvious reasons that we think of when adults choose to live with their parents. However, there are other intangible benefits that are often overlooked,” says Dr Chin Yee Whah, a professor of economic sociology at Universiti Sains Malaysia.

In most households, when the adult children choose to live with their parents, they may take on the responsibility of paying for household expenses. In exchange, the parents continue to provide a home for their children.


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