A shocking reminder of the Great Recession of 2008 is evident by the over-67 percent increase in the number of Californian Baby Boomers who have been forced to move back in with their aged parents out of economic necessity.

At a time when many Americans are cashing in their nest eggs in preparation for retirement from the corporate rat race, an increasing number of Californians between the ages of 50 and 64 feel as if they are just starting over.

Instead of jetting off to a well-deserved retirement in a sunny clime, a large number of Americans from the country’s largest state are now forced to move back in with their parents–sometimes back into the same bedrooms they remember as children, according to research from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development.

Since 2005, the number of older Californians who reside in their parents’ homes skyrocketed 67.6 percent to about 194,000.

The leap is almost entirely the result of financial difficulties connected with the 2008 recession, Steven P. Wallace, a UCLA professor of public health who organized the data, told the Los Angeles Times.


The numbers also lend some credence to the belief in an American ‘golden age’ when well-paying middle-class jobs were the norm. Indeed, the so-called American dream has turned into a nightmare for many as older people are moving in with their parents at twice the rate of their younger counterparts.

The UCLA study shows that 1.6 million Californians in the 18 to 29 age bracket have taken up residence in their childhood bedrooms, a 33 percent jump from 2006. That stands in marked contrast with the 67 percent increase in those aged 50-64.


Part of the problem is connected to the fact, supported by data, that older people have a tougher time finding new employment after losing a job.

The number of Americans 55 and older who have been unemployed for a year or more was 617,000 at the end of December, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The number is five times greater as compared to statistics taken at the time the Great Recession was making landfall.


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  • BonV.Vant

    pathetic hippies

  • BonV.Vant

    Dude!! Where’s your apartment?

  • BonV.Vant

    I’m sure they took their “Grateful Dead” records with them!

    • Fair Dinkum

      But they’ll be spreading their PC madness to other states and communities.

  • BonV.Vant

    The vote for obama- the vote that boomeranged!

    • Conrad

      The surest way to get revenge on the anti-white liberals that want savages to rule over us is to give them what they want. I’m so glad that I voted for BO. Those ‘rich’ liberals have too much money anyway. It’s time to redistribute the wealth. Ha ha.

      • Zaporizhian Sich

        I can think of far better ways to do that, but I won’t say what here.

  • The wages of open borders and no real immigration enforcement.

    The solution, so say some people? Borders even more wide open and even less immigration enforcement.

    • Daniel Schmuhl

      California has strict environmental laws which make it more expensive and difficult to build, combine that with a growing Mestizo population and it’s no wonder housing is so unaffordable.

      • IstvanIN

        Without immigration the environmental laws wouldn’t be so onerous. Do we really want to pave over an entire state? I have seen that pretty much happen to my native NJ and it is tragic.

        • Daniel Schmuhl

          Even with strict environmental laws it will end up looking like a scene out of Blade Runner if trends continue.

      • California also has the highest state corporate taxes in the nation. That’s already a major disincentive to starting a business there, but another is the crime committed by the blacks and browns. How would one attract young, long-term employees with families to relocate there?

        When I was an undergrad there, I thought California was a beautiful place. Tragically, it is run by criminal idiots.

    • willbest

      No this is boomers living paycheck to paycheck getting wiped out. Or women frivorcing their husbands after the kids get into college because they are unhappy thus nuking the families assets. Boomers had decent paying jobs for 30 years, there is zero excuses for them to have nothing..

      • kjh64

        Or men running off with some other woman when the kids leave home, which is a more likely scenario, thus nuking the family assets.

        • MystiKasT

          I am betting you are a woman. Not hard to tell. You’re pretty biased.

  • IstvanIN

    My father and I were discussing this on Easter. He feels he was born at a time, late 1930s, when America still held great promise for the majority of citizens. I disagreed and I said my generation, late 1950s, was the tail end of the best era for Americans. I guess my father was right.


      Our generation is just a tad bit spoiled as we were lucky enough not to feel the bite of the great depression but to live the mild austerity of our parents who did ..

      • IstvanIN

        My parents even missed the depression, my grandparents got hit with that.


          You still felt a bit of the value of the dollar then . . . . ah, 25 cent/gal of gasoline . . that’s what i learned . .the value of a buck…. my grandparents were born in the 1880s . . . there were still many civil war veterans alive then. . .they were a proud hard working people.

          • Alexandra1973

            My maternal grandparents were born in 1913 and 1916, married in 1935. Grandpa once got busted for riding the rails in the 30s. He and Grandma had eight children, and Grandpa worked two, sometimes even three jobs. I really wish I’d thought to ask them what life was like during the Depression, maybe Mom can tell me. Grandpa died in 1996, Grandma in 1999.

    • Petronius

      I think you were both right.

      The turning point came in 1965, and in particular the Immigration Act of 1965.

      US history after the 1950s will be divided into two eras:

      1965-2008 Polyglot Identitarianism:
      characterized by mass immigration, multiculturalism, diversity, identity politics, basic truths no longer self-evident, root ideals no longer shared, disunity, disintegration, loss of civic virtue, decline of literacy, endemic corruption and incompetence, the radicalization of Liberalism, growth of the welfare state, government by elites, a post-Christian America.

      2008-present Triumph of the Liberal Death Wish:
      characterized by the Liberal revolt against civilization, the government attack on all rival institutions and hierarchies, collectivism and gangsterism, economic decline and national bankruptcy, oppression and persecution of the common man, tyranny, dismantling, destruction, and disgrace, a post-American world.

  • Extropico

    Let’s see: $2,500 per month for a one bedroom apartment, requiring a verified monthly income of $7,500 in order to retain the lease; import millions of new foreigners to take jobs and export millions of jobs to foreign lands… What could possibly go wrong? Keep supporting those sanctuary cities, anti-racists, and we can have a multicultural, Japan-density California. Homelessness and and triple generation mortgages for all!

  • Jacqonta Green

    bruthas dis chit gonna get even more worser. po whitey goin down.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    There was a time when people moved to California to pursue the American Dream. Massive third world immigration has turned that dream into a living nightmare.

  • Interesting Drudgetaposition (portmanteau of Drudge and juxtaposition) today.

    The headline story is about the American middle class losing prosperity and no longer being the world’s most prosperous.

    Above it, four stories about immigration.

    Matt Drudge doesn’t think that the two things are related, does he? After all, who would get a crazy idea like that….

    • MartelC

      The erosion of our middle class is seen as a good thing by our elite. I do not exaggerate. The chattering classes think we’re making the world ‘more equal’ and ‘making up’ for ‘imperialism’… of course when i say ‘we’re making up’ i mean us, not them.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      vdare is running an H-1B slam of the defense industry selling out to foreign workers.

      • Yep, and the head spinning part about that is that we “need” a polyglot slop national defense employee force because it’s so important to defend the country that is increasingly a polyglot slop demographic international airport. Who the hell’s going to want to do anything to this “country” when we won’t matter and even if they did do something to us, we’re so “diverse” that whoever attacks us will be partially attacking their own diaspora.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Funny you should say. I had a discussion along those lines con-cerning Italians. The question was: why were actual Italians so surrender prone, but 1st and 2 generation Italian-Americans fought like dogs? One theory was that the every day Italian soldier identified more with American ideals and his American relatives than Mussolini and Italy.

          • Luca

            Italy is actually a very diverse and divided country composed of 20 different regions which once belonged to and were ruled by other countries like France, Austria, Spain, etc. It only became a unified country in 1866. The various regions have different attitudes, dialects, DNA, customs, industries, etc. Culturally speaking the peoples from one region have deep rivalries with the people in other regions.

  • Jacqonta Green

    In all seriousness, the only ones LIVIN THE DREAM are the ones that are nightmares to WASP’s.

  • Luca

    Part of the problem is “Hispanic family values”. Having three families with three generations each living under one roof is a typical, hip, vibrant cultural expression, here in sunny So. Cal.

    I’m not counting the cousins living in the garage either.

    • Fair Dinkum

      It’s also illegal in urban and suburban areas. For some reason, Hispanics are allowed to get away with such blatant flouting of zoning and housing regulations.

      • Pro_Whitey

        The late columnist Sam Francis coined the term “anarcho-tyranny” where the laws are enforced mercilessly against the functional and normal, and not enforced at all against the dysfunctional and marginal, letting them run wild.

      • Medizin

        Muslims, too!

    • You have described Texas too. One of my Mexican acquaintences wanted me to buy a house for him to pack with multiple families, while he strongarmed the rent out of them. No way!

    • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

      Yeah, I was thinking this had less to do with the lousy economy and more to do with demographics. Hispanics cram multiple generations under one roof, likewise Asians and other ethnics (Armenians, etc.). Also it’s a 67+% increase, but what does that mean in real numbers? It went from 10 to 17?

  • Fair Dinkum

    Notice to the California Government: You’re running out of white people who can still afford to pay the taxes that support your foolish politically correct policies, mass immigration being the most prominent among them. Maybe you’d better rethink the demographic mix your ideology has created.

  • In San Antonio Texas, among the first things that I noticed when I moved here was that there were NO working class whites. Although I have a doctoral degree, I am out of a working class white background. Those are the people I love. The only whites around me were the vile yuppies. But I had a scarce academic job and thus have stayed here, living alienated from everyone for 30 years. Thank God, that during my last days I’ll be in Alabama among working class white people–my people. Maybe I can reconnect with white people who haven’t been yuppified.

    It also needs to be said that the local whites here in SA look down upon working class whites and treat the few accidental working class whites terribly. Whites here are extremely poor specimens to ever be invited to join the ranks of the racially aware. They love their Mexican lawn mowing guys, pool guys, roofers, etc. too much. I’m loving the idea that one day their beloved Mexicans will have slit their throats. Told you so!

    • Ella

      I’m sure that there are some clean White guys out of work in CA as the tech businesses relocate to lower tax States or from management lay-offs. I have also witnessed the Boomer’s Mac Mansions, endless Beamer/Mercedes cars and luxary travel or big yachts, and of course, the hedonist attitude of “Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow you can die.” Some CA cities are sickening yuppified.

  • So CAL Snowman

    If you don’t have a STEM degree or really good connections, the chances of you finding a good job out here are slim to none. You used to be able to afford a middle class lifestyle without a STEM degree or good connections, but the massive Mexican invasion has destroyed the blue collar middle class population of California. The mexicans will do the blue collar work (terribly I might add) for pennies on the dollar because he is neck deep in welfare entitlements.

    • Rosenmops

      STEM degree is no guarantee either, since people with STEM degrees are a dime a dozen in India and China and they are bringing in boat loads of them with H 1b visas. Also a lot of people from India and China come in as students and never leave.

  • FozzieT

    Interesting that this is happening in California, but not in Texas. Both large states, both with substantial Hispanic populations. Both with large cities, established industry, and agricultural powerhouses.

    Perhaps the California residents who find themselves moving back in with their parents voted for their own predicament over the years…

    • Medizin

      Not so. Older Whites laid off find it extremely difficult due to age discrimination.

  • Somebody else told me that a couple of years ago. NOW you tell me!!!

  • AndrewInterrupted

    I joined NUMBERSUSA a couple years ago.
    They’re a good outfit.
    Their robo-fax feature is giving the Washington rats fits.
    Imagine, constituents being heard. The nerve.

    • Alexandra1973

      Yeah, just who do The People think they are, our bosses? LOL

  • Strike_Team

    The most interesting part of the article is thejump in those aged 18 – 29 as well as those 50 – 64. My work brings me in contact with these people regularly. I’m remarking on white people by the way. Many of them are not a bunch of hippies or brainwashed multi-culti tards either. Most of them are white males. Many of them might not have realized what was behind this mess when it finally hit them personally, but many of them have awakened. I wouldn’t be too quick to make fun of them (and I make fun of most people and situations) because this type of thing is headed right your way. Most of these guys are whites who were laid off and can’t get back into “the loop” because they are white males. Period. The younger ones are having a very tough time finding jobs coming right out of school. Because they are white males. As for hispanics and other non-whites, I do not care. They will live in unimaginable filth in comparison to whites because it is natural for them. They not see the filth. I kid you not. It doesn’t bother them. You have to remember that if any of these peoples had no contact with whites, they would be living in huts or caves. No exaggeration.

    California has been the main testing ground for our enemies to try out multiculturalism, the area to be first overrun by hordes of savages from South of the border. This is because CA at one time was the most successful state economically. This dovetails with our enemies and their drive to destroy the US because it was the most succesful white country. More than controlling the world or its wealth, their main drive, the drive that satisfies all of their urges more than anything else is to destroy the US, then Europe. If they get to “run the show” should they succeed, that’s just a bonus (one that will never be fulfilled no matter what happens).

    • Medizin

      “Most of these guys are whites who were laid off and can’t get back into “the loop” because they are white males.”

      Make that White male over 50, even 45, and getting a job is almost impossible. Lots of age discrimination going on.

      • Strike_Team

        It’s true. Frightening. I know several white guys here in So Cal who had incomes between $80K and $120K a year. They were laid off, and when lucky enough to find offers to do the same type of work, found that the offers were for them to do that work for between $9 and $12 per hour. No joke. Meanwhile employers get huge tax breaks (WOTC – Work Opportunity Tax Credit) for every Mexican they can hire.

        Sure, the WOTC is supposed to be used for veterans also, but honestly, in SoCal it’s a weapon used to keep whites from getting hired. The employers hire some low-brow, unqualified / incapable “latino” for $20-$50 an hour (to show off to the feds – and get that tax break!) and then hire a capable white (at $10 per hour) to carry the real work that three or four hispanics cannot do. The hispanics handle low level work like order entry or whatever (depending on the business) and the white guy has to do everything else. Or else. I have seen several whites go through this. They eventually leave the state. The manufacturing and print industries in CA are notorious for this – one white employee (usually 35 to 60 years of age) carrying 3 to 5 much higher paid and far less productive hispanics. The tax breaks are so great that it’s worth it for the employers.

        • Medizin

          I run into these situations quite often. Just last month, purchased a few pieces of furniture from an antique dealer who was recently laid off from close to $200,000 a year sales position. His employer told him he brought in more money for the company than anyone else, but had to let him go. He should have consulted with a lawyer over that. Sounds like the company thought he was costing too much, salary, bonuses, health insurance for an older person, other benefits, despite he brought in a lot of money. He is 52. Two kids in college. One in high school.

          After eight months of searching, started his antique business. Fortunately, his interest in antiques began in his youth. He’s struggling financially as one does in a new business. Was glad I could help him out a bit.

          Losing a job can be a death sentence.

          • Strike_Team

            Exactly. No doubt he could get a similar position somewhere else, or even with his former employer, if he took a nice cut in pay. As in settling for $30 – $40k per year max. It’s happening all over.

  • Marc Zuckurburg

    I don’t know why they can say this. I live in California, and I live in my own mansion. I don’t live with my parents. All the California residents I know live in mansions in California. They must be imagining things.

    If this is happening, well, tough luck. It’s their fault for not inventing a social networking service and becoming a billionaire.

  • This article is done by Russia Today, which is owned by the Russian government. I really doubt any real journalism was done here – other than anti-American narrative approved by Kremlin. During Soviet times it was very common to see married couples living with in-laws for a long time – they couldn’t but apartments in those days unless they were party members or had connections. Today, there are still thousands of Russians living in the same way – except now apartments can be purchased, if you have the money.

    Americans still have better living conditions than most East Europeans and Russian living standards couldn’t compete with any state in America.

    • Unemployment and under-employment of educated whites has been a deliberate feature – not an accidental bug – in the US economy ever since the H1b program hit full speed in the late 1990s.

  • Medizin

    Yes, immigrants mean more housing, shopping malls, ethnic restaurants, schools, playgrounds, parking lots, Muslim Mosque cities, and the list goes on, land taken from wildlife and trees.

  • BonV.Vant

    “Dude!!!!, Where’s My Jobbbbbbbbb!”— Hey old white liberal, didn’t you know? When you put a negro in charge of money, things just seem to disappear, and “he don’t know nuffins, he dih’in do nuffins” , oh , and BTW, no hip or knee replacement FOR YOU! Oh and BTW, your “healph care” costs are now DOUBLE what they used to be and the negro says you aren’t going to be getting anything for it! And the negro says it is the LAW that you have to pay it or you will be FINED!

    • MystiKasT

      Liberals deserve everything they get

  • Ella

    I guess CA cannot tax the White people as they leave in large numbers for Utah and Pacific Northwest, opppps! Remember Whites supposed to wealthy and employed.

  • WR_the_realist

    Nonetheless we must increase the amount of cheap labor we import, to save the economy. Every Democratic politician, and half the Republicans, tell me so.

  • MystiKasT

    This is the generation that is responsible for the mess we are in now — never forget that

  • Garrett Brown

    You dug your own graves the way you voted, hippies.

  • Truth Teller

    Are these White Americans whose parents and grandparents were born in America before 1960? Or are these people immigrants? California is full of every kind of immigrant, from the indios on welfare to billionaires.

    They tend to live with family. Even some of the richest Armenian/Russian/Persian and especially Asian immigrants live crowded together. The house may be 5,000 sq ft and worth 6 million, but immigrants often prefer to live in crowded multi generational homes.

  • Truth Teller

    There are 1,200 sq ft houses in San Francisco that have 25 or 30 asians living in them. I saw many when I was looking for the house in which I raised my children. The living rooms have 8 to 10 sets of bunk beds. The normal sized bedrooms have 3 to 4 sets of bunks. The only room not filled with bunk beds in the kitchen.
    You won’t find cars in the garages in immigrant neighborhoods, they too are filled with bunk beds and illegal, half a$$ed sinks and toilets.
    Especially among the asians, many of the 60 to 70 year old boomers are fairly recent immigrants come here to take advantage of senior housing, medicare, meals on wheels, free bus passes free senior vans and all the goodies Americans work their entire lives to earn.

  • My own suspicion is that the biggest problem for the WW-2 Italian army was that it was expanded too rapidly in the late 1930s, which meant there were too few very good NCOs and junior officers to go around.

  • Truth Teller

    The more I read this, the less I believe it. The standard practice is for the 80 yr. olds to move in with the 55 yr. olds. Another common practice is for the elderly to move into retirement homes, assisted living and retirement communities.
    This is a CAlifornia study. More and more of the Whites are russian, armenian, persian, israeli arab and others who come from countries where multigenerational overcrowded homes are the norm.

    This came out of the UCLA Public Policy Center. It is nothing but an anti White, anti Western civilization, anti Christian, anti hetero, anti capitalism etc propaganda machine.

    I know, I used to work in that building. All their studies are totally biased.

    Los Angeles only has about 29??? percent Whites. Not many are Americans. A huge amount are the russian, armenian, persian, israeli scourge. All these groups as well as the hispanics and asians no matter how rich, tend to live in crowded homes.