They never thought they'd be back so soon.
But for many college seniors planning to finish school this spring, life after graduation will begin with an unanticipated detour back to Wilton. The unwelcoming job market and tough economic climate have forced a rising number of young adults back into the nest, according to a survey conducted by researchers at Columbia University. The study, which used data from the U.S. Current Population Survey, revealed that 52.8 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 lived at home with their parents in 2009, up from 47.3 percent in 1970.
College graduates returning to Wilton are rediscovering all the comforts of home. Most live rent-free, and remain on family plans for gym memberships and cell-phone contracts. While suburban Wilton isn't exactly a hotspot for 20-somethings, the restrictions parents impose are minimal, and it's easy to get comfortable.
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