For their part, young women are on the cusp of crossing over this threshold: They are still more likely to be living with a spouse or romantic partner (35%) than they are to be living with their parent(s) (29%).
In 2014, more young women (16%) than young men (13%) were heading up a household without a spouse or partner.
A previous Pew Research Center analysis projected that as many as one-in-four of today’s young adults may never marry.
While cohabitation has been on the rise, the overall share of young adults either married or living with an unmarried partner has substantially fallen since 1990.
For men ages 18 to 34, living at home with mom and/or dad has been the dominant living arrangement since 2009.
In 2014, 28% of young men were living with a spouse or partner in their own home, while 35% were living in the home of their parent(s).
What has changed, instead, is the relative share adopting different ways of living in early adulthood, with the decline of romantic coupling pushing living at home to the top of a much less uniform list of living arrangements.
Among young adults, living arrangements differ significantly by gender.The share of young men with jobs peaked around 1960 at 84%.In 2014, only 71% of 18- to 34-year-old men were employed.A variety of factors contribute to the long-run increase in the share of young adults living with their parents.The first is the postponement of, if not retreat from, marriage.Some 14% of young adults were heading up a household in which they lived alone, were a single parent or lived with one or more roommates.