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Canadian Social Trends December 2007

Staying at home longer to become homeowners?

by Martin Turcotte

According to some sources, many young adults are living with their parents longer (or returning after their initial departure) in order to save so they can purchase their own home when they eventually leave their parents' home. How closely does this theory reflect reality? This article examines whether there is a link between the age at which young people leave home, and the likelihood that they become homeowners in their 30s.


Census Snapshot of Canada — Population (Age and sex)

This article highlights some of the key trends observed in age and sex data from the 2006 Census.


Census snapshot of Canada — Families

This article highlights some of the key trends observed in family data from the 2006 Census