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Added 27 April, 2018

In the USA, multigenerational families living together is a growing trend

In 2009, the last year of the Great Recession, 17 percent of Americans lived in households that were multigenerational. This translates to 51.5 million people living in homes with either grandparents and grandchildren, or with two or more adult generations. Estimates are based on census data. In 2016, the most recent numbers, 20 percent of Americans — 64 million people — lived in multigenerational homes. Pew Research Center defines a multigenerational household as one with grandparents and grandchildren or with two or more adult generations. The trend since 1980 is more people living in multigenerational homes, and a higher number of multigenerational households, said D’Vera Cohn, a senior writer and editor at Pew. Kim Adams, director of marketing for the Brambleton Group, said she’s seeing an uptick in multigenerational families. “Builders are adapting their home designs to create additional living spaces that offer privacy and separation for parents or college students moving back home, and ground floor suites for easy access for grandparents,” she said. “We believe this trend will continue.”

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