Livin' La Vida Lonely

November 13, 2018
Global News

A new study cements the fact fewer young Canadians are settling down, in fact many are deciding just to live 'alone'. A study by the Cardus group shows fewer Canadian young adults are married or living together than in the past and more and more are deciding to just be 'alone.'

The study shows there's been a steady decline in partnerships over the decades. The report looked at Census data between 1996 and 2016 for people aged 20 to 34. It shows there's been a slow but steady growth in the number of young people who are not married or living together in part because of economic conditions and many are deciding to move back home with the parents. The report says this trend is delaying many moving into 'adulthood' and having children.