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Greek Australians Most Reluctant to Leave Family Nest

family houseGreek Australians are more reluctant to leave their family home and live on their own, according to a recent study by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS).

The study of 146,000 young people showed that just over 40% of Greeks, Chinese and Italians have left the parental home, compared to more than 60% of people from Australian, British and Irish backgrounds. The research showed that Greek Australian males, followed by females, are the most reluctant young adults to leave the family nest.

Family background and ethnicity are key factors in determining when young people leave home, the study indicated.

Deputy Director of AIFS  Daryl Higgins has reported that in countries such as Greece, China, and Italy, family is a big priority.

“There is a sense of obligation for looking after family and a sense of reciprocal expectations. To the contrary, in Anglo-Saxon cultures there is less emphasis on family obligations.”

Most Greek Australian men who took part in the research said that they haven’t left the parental house as they cannot afford living on their own.

Others said that they enjoy to live with their parents and to be pampered by their mothers. Finally, many said that their parents are opposing the idea of their children living on their own before getting married.

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