Misleading Stat o’ the Day

The Atlantic’s “The Misguided Freakout About Basement-Dwelling Millennials” points out a critical issue with the “young people are living with their parents” statistics:

From the Census reports:

It is important to note that the Current Population Survey counts students living in dormitories as living in their parents’ home.

Well that changes things rather a lot, doesn’t it. College enrollment is at an all time high. Hmm, perhaps you should break out in college, vs. not in college.

Hard to see a frightening trend in that chart.


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