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Dr. Steven P. Wallace, professor and chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences and associate director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, was a featured expert in a Nov. 8 Wall Street Journal article about a trend in adults older than 40 who move back in with their parents.
Moving back in with your parents in your 20s is one thing. But what about when you’re over 40?
More people in their 40s and beyond are moving in with their aging parents because of a financial or health setback. “This is kind of a hidden group,” says Steven Wallace, associate director of the Center for Health Policy Research at the University of California, Los Angeles. They expect to be well-established in a career by midlife and thinking ahead toward retirement; then lightning strikes, in the form of a job loss, injury or illness.