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The trend of millennials living with their parents has been well reported in recent years but a new study suggests that the motivation young adults living at home varies by race, MarketWatch staffer Jillian Berman reports.

Research from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Connecticut focused on 21- to 24-year-olds between 2001 and 2013. It indicates that young black adults are more sensitive to the cost of rent, which grew more dramatically for them than it did for their white peers during the study period. Young white adults appear to base their decision more on their chances of getting a job.

The study is the latest research to indicate that the economic lives of black and white young adults can be vastly different, affecting their trajectories as they grow older. Another recent study suggests that the challenges young black adults face repaying their student loans as compared to their white peers fuels the black-white wealth gap.

For young black adults, a 10% increase in average monthly rent was associated with a nearly 5% decrease in the likelihood that they’ll live on their own, according to the study. For young white adults, the increase in rent was associated with a less than 1% decline in the likelihood they’ll move out.

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