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Old 2008-04-04, 07:50   Link #44
SeijiSensei
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Join Date: Nov 2006
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Age: 64
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Originally Posted by Ledgem View Post
It isn't terribly looked down upon for a single child to live with their parents, either. In fact, "parasite singles" is a phenomenon that refers to people who are single and continue to live with their parents even as adults.
As always, I like to examine the empirical support for our common perceptions of Japanese demographics. As a result I turned to the Japanese Census. This table presents the age/sex breakdown of household members by relation to head of household. The data are quite stunning:
Males                     Total              Children
20 ~ 24                 3,020,579    2,499,618  (83%)
25 ~ 29                 3,748,966    2,224,398  (59%)
30 ~ 34                 3,622,488    1,311,036  (36%)
35 ~ 39                 3,524,797      908,071  (26%)

Females
20 ~ 24                 3,301,685    2,537,981  (77%)
25 ~ 29                 4,230,561    1,934,909  (46%)
30 ~ 34                 3,983,318      869,508  (22%)
35 ~ 39                 3,785,022       469,892  (12%)
Nearly three out of five 25-29 year-old men are living at home along with just under half of the women. Even among those in their late thirties, a quarter of all men are living with parents as are an eighth of the women.

These figures are from 2000. The continued stagnation* of the Japanese economy has probably inceased the population of still-at-home adults.


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*The chart near the top of this page portrays how the growth of Japanese gross domestic product comes to a rather abrupt halt by the mid-1990's.
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