Can Italian Government Force Children to Leave Home at Age 18?

January 19, 2010 /EIN PRESSWIRE/ To kick start a young adult’s independence, an Italian government minister has demanded a law be passed to force children to leave home once they turn 18 years old.

The Minister for Public Administration, Renato Brunetta, became outspoken about the matter after an Italian court ordered a father to pay child support to his own daughter, who is 32 years old.

Italian children lean on their parents much more heavily than their EU counterparts as 59 percent of people ages 18-34 still live at home — a full 30 percentage points higher than the EU average. Yet, are the parents not willing participants in this coddling?

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