boomerang kid

boomerang kid

n
(Sociology) a young adult who, after having lived on his or her own for a time, returns to live in the parental home, usually due to financial problems caused by unemployment or the high cost of living independently
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BE UNDERSTANDING: WHETHER they're job hunting or starting their first job, your boomerang kid may already be saddled with quite a large amount of debt.
AGREE A CONTRIBUTION FIGURE THAT SUITS EVERYONE: SKIPTON found that the average boomerang kid increases household outgoings by PS86 a month, or PS1,032 a year, so it makes sense that they contribute to the household purse.
Rice is a classic boomerang kid, leaving home on several occasions before returning to the nest again.
Bolich is a "boomerang kid"--a young adult who ends up moving back home after living independently.
"I started working on `Dustin' about six years ago, and the boomerang kid syndrome had not reached full blossom, but I think that it has now," Kelley said.
Drawing on life course theory, this paper examines parental satisfaction with "boomerang kid" living arrangements by analyzing data collected from 218 Canadian families who recently experienced this transition "reversal".
The rise of the Boomerang Kid - those who have been forced to return to the family home due to economic circumstance - is being compounded by a lack of affordable housing.
The Boomerang Kid - whenever anyone at work asks a question, he always replies: "I'll get back to you on that."
Meanwhile, during his days with Scottish & Newcastle, reader Nick Wilson worked with a bloke known as The Boomerang Kid.
Since then, unemployment has plummeted and many more of these "boomerang kids" have jobs.
INCREASING numbers of adult children are still living with their parents, or are so-called 'boomerang kids' who return to live with mum and dad after university.