Are multi-generational households beneficial?
In America, as in many modern western nations, chances are, as soon
as you turn a certain age, generally 18 in America, you leave home, go
off to college, and start your own family leaving your old one behind.
Sure you may visit once in a while, but you are now part of a separate
family. This contrasts greatly
with multi-generational families of many traditional societies. Often as
many as three generations in traditional societies will live together.
was true during the pre-industrial period in the United States as well
to a large extent; if you ever go into some of the really old houses in
this country, you'll find that while they have small rooms, there are a
large number of these rooms. That is because grandparents, parents, and
children would often live in the same house.
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