Does current age show anything about the age when people left home? The horizontal axis now shows age. For primates, sexual maturity and social pressures relate impact when they leave their family group. In humans, the age when people leave home has increased and dropped numerous times over the last one hundred years. Do our human Museum visitor data show any patterns?
You are a primate
Like most social primates, you relate to members of your family in various ways. Learning about primate behavior can help you learn about social pressures that change the ways you interact with your family.
Research suggests that social changes in economics, religion, politics, food, and transportation can change our family behavior and how we live together. How has your role in the family changed?