Household Membership Decisions of Adult Children

32 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2008

See all articles by Maria Concetta Chiuri

Maria Concetta Chiuri

University of Salerno - Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF); Università degli Studi di Bari

Daniela Del Boca

University of Turin - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic Economics (CHILD)

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

Keywords: living arrangements, duration analysis, government expenditures

JEL Classification: J13, C41, H53

Suggested Citation

Chiuri, Maria Concetta and Del Boca, Daniela, Household Membership Decisions of Adult Children. , Vol. , pp. -, . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1145925 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.0042-7092.2007.00700.x

Maria Concetta Chiuri (Contact Author)

University of Salerno - Centre for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF) ( email )

CSEF
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Italy
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Università degli Studi di Bari ( email )

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Italy

Daniela Del Boca

University of Turin - Department of Economics ( email )

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Torino, 10124
Italy

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic Economics (CHILD)

Turin, TO
Italy

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