The Accordion Family: Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents, and the Private Toll of Global Competition
Katherine S. Newman, Ph.D., James B. Knapp Dean of The Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
Host: David Inge
In the U.S. and in other affluent nations, growing numbers of young adults in their 20s and 30s are living with their parents. Sociologist Katherine Newman says that while this kind of doubling-up has long been seen in families that were less well-off, the middle class has never before needed to provide a long-term economic safety net for their grown children. We’ll explore this change with Katherine Newman, author of "The Accordion Family." The book looks at the ways global economic conditions have redefined family life.