Originally Posted by russianrocket
Those other countries might have low divorce rates, and high rates of kids staying at home, but I don't know if those two things are really connected.
There is a clear mathematical connection, no?
If your parents are together, there are only two permutations. You can either:
(1) stay with them; or
(2) not stay with them.
If your parents are not together, there are three permutations. You can either:
(a) stay with mum (in which case you cannot stay with dad);
(b) stay with dad (in which case you cannot stay with mum); or
(c) stay with neither.
In a society with many divorces, the probability of (a) and (b) greatly increases, that is,
there are many dads who don't get to stay with their kid because the kid is staying with the mum; and/or
there are many mums who don't get to stay with their kid because the kid is staying with the dad.