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Thought some of you might find this of interest!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4739154.stm

"I lived with my parents until I was 29," says Laura. Most of my friends stayed with their parents until they were married. "It is expensive to rent property particularly in the cities and most young people can't afford it. If you can't afford to live, you are not even thinking about children."

Echoes the views of many posters on this board....

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Thought some of you might find this of interest!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4739154.stm

"I lived with my parents until I was 29," says Laura. Most of my friends stayed with their parents until they were married. "It is expensive to rent property particularly in the cities and most young people can't afford it. If you can't afford to live, you are not even thinking about children."

Echoes the views of many posters on this board....

That has always been the case in Italy though( and probably the majority of the world). And even when they do get married and start a family, they quite often live with parents/ Grandparents etc............

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Thought some of you might find this of interest!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4739154.stm

"I lived with my parents until I was 29," says Laura. Most of my friends stayed with their parents until they were married. "It is expensive to rent property particularly in the cities and most young people can't afford it. If you can't afford to live, you are not even thinking about children."

Echoes the views of many posters on this board....

Good to see the irish are shagging as well as buying property......

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That has always been the case in Italy though( and probably the majority of the world). And even when they do get married and start a family, they quite often live with parents/ Grandparents etc............

Particularly in the South. It does not help that there is no unemployment benefit system. What else are they supposed to do? Unemployment is high as well.

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Particularly in the South. It does not help that there is no unemployment benefit system. What else are they supposed to do? Unemployment is high as well.

And especially in the south, women find it near impossible to get a job, let alone a career. Even university educated women.

(I'd still move back there in a flash though :) )

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Shaker, your avatar, is she putting them on, or taking them off? I`m not sure why I need to know.... :rolleyes:

She's pulling them up... for reasons you dont need to know. :lol::lol::lol::blink:

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She's pulling them up... for reasons you dont need to know. :lol::lol::lol::blink:

Fear? :D

There's a cultural difference between the women this article is talking about and my own. I'd have lived on baked beans and flat shared with Atilla the Hun (thinking about it, I did) rather than live at home. And my Mum's ace.

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Fear? :D

There's a cultural difference between the women this article is talking about and my own. I'd have lived on baked beans and flat shared with Atilla the Hun (thinking about it, I did) rather than live at home. And my Mum's ace.

I agree. If you have ever spent anytime in southern Italy or with southern italians, you will know that just before lunch time all the public phones are occupied - by men and women, ringing mamma to say they are on their way home for lunch. They like to live this way and their whole culture encourages it. The parents don't want their kids to leave, ever.

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