While millennials want to be married and to be a parent, both can wait.
According to PEW Research, around 30% of millennials say that having a successful marriage is one of their most important life goals and 52% say that being a good parent is one of the most important things for them. More tolerant to non-traditional behaviours related to marriage and parenting, millennials tend to hold less moral stigma to living together with a boyfriend/girlfriend, and are more approving of having children out-of-wedlock.
With the combination of these factors, an increase in cohabitating couples, and their tolerance to non-traditional behaviours related to marriage and parenting, they are pushing marriage to the back burner while focusing on building a career and paying down their student loan and living in the moment.
- pewresearch.org/millennials: As Marriage and Parenthood Drift Apart, Public Is Concerned about Social Impact | Pew Research Center
- Millennials at work: Reshaping the Workplace, PwC, www.pwc.com/gx/en/issues/talent/future-of-work/millennials-survey
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