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One in four Italians over 40 get allowance, survey says

Economic aid from parents doesn't always stop with employment

One in four Italians over 40 get allowance, survey says

(see previous) Rome, May 21 - More than one out of four Italians over 40 years old continue to need an allowance from their parents, a survey by farmer's association Coldiretti said Tuesday. For those between 35 and 40 years old, some 28% survive with money from mom and dad, 43% of those between 25 and 34 years old still lean on their families' income and 89% of those between 18 and 24 years old need their allowance to get by, the survey 'Youth in Crisis', compiled together with the Trieste-based SWG polling agency, said. Economic aid from parents does not stop with employment, Coldiretti said. More than one in four (27%) Italians under 40 said that they are unable to make ends meet without financial assistance from their parents. "Family has become a social safety net that serves to protect its members in need," Coldiretti President Sergio Marini said. Over half, 51%, of Italians under 40 years old live with their parents, 13% by their own choice and 38% because they cannot afford to live on their own, the survey said. Specifically, 26% of Italians between 35 and 40 years old are still at their parents home, 48% between 25 and 34 years old and 89% of those between 18 and 24 years old. In the agricultural sector, 32% of young farmers living with their parents are there for economic reasons, while 31% live with their families by choice. Of Italians over 40 years old, 61% believe that their future will be worse than what their parents experienced.

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