When they leave home, highly educated young adults move further away than their peers who have less study time. Steunpunt Wonen concludes this in a study of how young adults behave on the housing market. Studies also play an important role: highly educated young people move to a central city much more often. The reason? In and around such a city center they are more likely to find the kind of work they are looking for, but also the many urban facilities that you do not always have in smaller communities play a role.
According to the researchers, the influx of well-educated young people into central cities is one of the explanations for the rising property prices there. Research shows: As soon as people have left their parents’ home, this new location is also decisive for the years to come. Those who trade their first rental apartment for a house usually do so near that first apartment.
On average, young people leave their parents’ home at the age of 26.5, although well-educated young adults usually leave a little later.