Bring back trade schools.
Most Millennials Are Finding It Hard to Transition Into Adulthood: Report
In 2015, one-third or about 24 million young adults, ranging from 18 to 34, lived with their parents, according to the report.
"Living in an independent household is expensive and the ability to do so hinges, in part, on young adults' economic resources as well as the costs of rent and home-ownership," the report stated.
While 81 percent of those who live at home are either working or going to school, one in four between 25 to 34 are "idle, meaning they are not in school and do not work" the report stated.
They do want to work but are trying to figure out how to go about it in a job market with much different demands and expectations, she said.
"The onramp to middle class takes a lot longer than it did before," Carnevale said.
In the past, you could get by with a high school degree and survive on your own, but that's just not the case anymore, he said. The price of adulthood involve high education costs and housing costs that were previously not a barrier.
"These individuals are the first to go through new demands in a drastically different job force than from one generation prior," he said. So it's no surprise the transition has been bumpy for many.
But one thing that can be done, according to Warnell, is to change the education structure.
"Schools should do more, by not just teaching principles and concepts but the application of these principles and concepts," she said.