In Serbia, people live with their parents until the age of 40
Two-thirds of young people in Serbia live with their parents and more than 60 percent have no income, according to a study by Krovna Organizacija Mladih Srbije (the Young Umbrella Organization of Serbia).
In Serbia, it is very rare for an 18-year-old to take care of him. According to Eurostat, young people in Serbia do not leave their parents until they are 30 years old.
One of the reasons is money. “I would like to live independently, but I don’t know when it will be. I must first find a job “, are some of the answers given by young people, reports RTS.
“Young people don’t have the opportunity to own a property, even if they have a good job. In addition, rentals are quite expensive too. According to research, it is mainly parents who finance the rent and mortgage payments, which is a big problem for young people, ”says sociologist Milica Vesković Andjelković.
Sociologists stress that one of the reasons for this late separation from parents is the fact that Serbia belongs to the Mediterranean circle of countries where strong family ties are cultivated. Those who have separated from their parents late, if ever, are stuck between childhood and adulthood and generally fear personal responsibility and accountability, psychologists say.
Italians, Maltese and Spaniards also live with their parents until their 30s. Swedes, for example, are completely different and leave their parents before they even come of age.
(Vesti online, 26.08.2021)
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