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photoYou wonder how your 30- and 40-something neighbors can afford to live in big houses and send their kids to fancy private schools and summer camps. Their parents may be footing the bills.

Tonight, On Point, growing older and still dependent on Mom and Dad.


Donald Cox, Professor of Economics, Boston College

Thomas Shapiro, Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. His new book is "The Hidden Cost of Being African American."

Irene Goldenberg, Professor Emeritus, UCLA, Department of Psychiatry. She is co-author of "Family Therapy" and "Counseling Today's Families."

This program aired on December 22, 2003.

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