Everyone getting out on their own the first time needs guidance because the transition from being a ‘dependent’ to an ‘independent’ is difficult, lots if things are new from shopping, feeding themselves, securing housing, managing money and signing contracts. This is hard enough for youth with a supporting family to guide them. It must be much harder for those having to make this transition without even the chance of this parental/family support. For society, it is much more economical to help these folks get started quickly- toward a future as a self-sufficient, contributing and tax paying member of our society than it is to risk them getting lost and becoming a dependent of society. Yes, this is the right and moral thing to do, and should be cost-effective investment in our society’s future. … … … NoHedges, great insights and stats, thanks.