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More university students staying at home

27 percent of 18-29 year-old students live at home

So how was your sequence analysis and genomics class today Hans? (photo: iStock)
November 6th, 2015 8:16 am| by Christian W

In just two years, the number of Danish students aged 18-29 remaining at home with their parents while studying at university has increased by 7 percent, according to a Gallup survey on behalf of Nordea Bank.

In 2013, 20 percent of 18-29 year-old students lived at home, a figure that has jumped to 27 percent this year.

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Housing issues
The principle reason is the number of students accepted at university have far outnumbered the number of student housing in the last couple of years.

That situation has been further exacerbated by a significant increase in the price of apartments in the larger cities.

The survey revealed that almost every third young Danish man still lives at home with his parents, while just 22 percent also do so.