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All in the Family: A family slide show album from Away We Go to anything goes
Posted June 12, 2009 to photo album "All in the Family: A family slide show album from Away We Go to anything goes"
Slide 24: Every Family Different in its own way
With both the demise of the economy and what was once known as “the generation gap,” extended families, or intergenerational families, are making a resurgence. Between 2000 and 2007, the number of parents living with their adult children increased 67 percent to 3.6 million. In December 2008, USA Today reported: “Twenty-somethings who move back in with their parents after college are often lamented as ‘boomerangs.’ But that term may need expanding now to include increasing numbers of seniors and baby boomers—you can call them ‘baby boomerangs’—who are taking up residence with their adult children and even grandchildren.” Coontz, shown here is also the author of The Way We Really Are: Coming to Terms with America’s Changing Families (1997), told USA Today, “It's a return to much closer intergenerational ties than we saw through much of the 20th century.”