Boomerang Kids on the Rise
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A boomerang is an Aboriginal Australian weapon, shaped like a wide and rounded 'V', that was originally used for hunting. Over the years it has shifted from being a sharp tool to a plastic toy. It is similar to a single player version of Frisbee, except that when you throw a boomerang it hovers around and then returns to the place where it was thrown from. Aptly named, the 'boomerang kids' are young adults that, after leaving home for a few years, return home to live with their parents, just like a boomerang. The boomerangers include people from twenty-four to thirty-five years old, and most are fresh out of college with their newly earned degrees.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau there were about 4.6 million of these boomerang kids. This is about 40% of all people aged 24 to 35 who are living with their parents in the U.S. (Lank). The biggest increase in boomerangers, is among college students. A study done by collegegrad.com shows that in 2006 about 67% of all college graduates returned home. This is a huge portion of the college graduate population, but in 2009, that perce...
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Zappe, John. "Facing Tough Job Market, New Grads Accepting More Offers, Lower Salaries." ERE.net. The Journal of Corporate Recruiting Leadership, 02 June 2010. Web. 06 Apr. 2011.
This article tells the readers about some of the challenges of getting a job that college students and graduates face due to the economy. It gives detailed statistics and ties them into the topic. It mentions a collegegrad.com survey that gives the percentage of students that moved back home after graduating.
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