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The Pandemic Has Kansas City Kids Moving Back In With Their Parents

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François Des Marteau
François Des Marteau moved back in with his mother, Donna, when his job in Japan ended at the beginning of the pandemic.

For one Kansas City family, living together again was an easy adjustment. The time at home allowed a son to cultivate a new passion in interior design. Meanwhile, his mother says, "His youth is my energy."

Five months into the pandemic, the number of 18- to 29-year-olds living with their parents increased by 2.6 million, surpassing the previous peak during the Great Depression era.

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