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Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Economy, International, Places, Politics | 1 comment

Eurocrisis Spurs Italy’s ‘Big Baby’ Boom: Grown Children Living with Parents



Eurocrisis spurs Italy's 'big baby' boom: grown children living with parents (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Gently mocked as “bamboccioni” – literally, “big babies” – or “mammone” – momma’s boys – for their reluctance to fly the nest, Italian adults are living with their parents in huge numbers.  But it’s not simply the warm embrace of the Italian “mamma” that is keeping them at home. The phenomenon…