Why the Average Italian Doesn’t Leave Home Until They’re 30

There’s a lot of talk about American Millennials who still live at home with mommy and daddy, but it seems that young Italians are at the top of the stay-at-home-as-long-as-you-can list. Overall, Italian men wait to leave home until they’re 31, while their female counterparts move out of their parents’ home when they’re 29. Last year, for the first time, the millennial generation became the poorest in the country. A rise in poverty has been linked to the rise in the average age at which youngsters fly the nest. Famously branded “bamboccioni” (big babies), young Italians aren’t completely to blame, as studies have shown that clingy parents are actually to blame for the high rate of adults living at home.