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Title:Household membership decisions of adult children PDF Logo
Authors:Chiuri, Maria Concetta
Del Boca, Daniela
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 3546
Abstract:While several social, economic and financial indicators point to a growing convergence among European countries, striking differences still emerge in the timing of leaving home for adult children. In Southern countries (as Spain, Italy or Portugal) in 2001 more than 70 percent of young adults between 18 and 34 years of age live with their parents, whereas the corresponding number for Northern countries (like Denmark or the UK) is well below 40 percent. Existing literature highlights several factors explaining the different patterns in Europe: preferences and culture, labor market conditions, housing market as well as differences across the welfare states. In our work, we consider living arrangements of people 18-34 years old from 14 European countries (ECHP). We augment the informational content with indicators of labor, housing and marriage markets characteristics as well as proxy for the welfare states and culture. We investigate how they are intertwined with gender differences.
Subjects:Living arrangements
duration analysis
government expenditures
JEL:J13
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20080619226
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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