Study says Catholic children stay at home longer

Catholic kids are staying at home longer than those who attended public and independent schools, prefering to focus on saving money and education, a new study has found.

The Melboune Herald-Sun says research shows a combination of soaring house prices and a desire to secure a better education has clipped the wings of kids wanting to fly the coop.

Marriage and having children of their own is also being put on the back burner as saving money seems to be the priority.

A Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research report has found most parents are free by the time their kids hit 30.

But 5 per cent of children are still living at home when they are aged 30 to 34.

Catholic children stay at home longer - Melbourne study (Herald-Sun 13/12/07)

14 Dec 2007