Mamma’s boys and girls
Italy holds the record for the amount of time young people remain under their parents’ roof. Is this a problem? Yes, because it has repercussions on social mobility, business initiatives, salaries, and therefore on the economy and society at large. Is this the fault of the bamboccioni as Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa famously called them? No, or at least only in part. Culture is a factor, as are intergenerational relations, not to mention the policies and institutions that provide so few opportunities for young people.