Home-Leaving Decisions of Daughters and Sons

26 Pages Posted: 12 Apr 2010

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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

In spite of relevant differences between countries, a common international pattern emerges: daughters leave parental homes earlier than sons. Drawing upon the European Community Household Panel, we explore the impacts of various factors that affect daughters' and sons' home-leaving decisions. Our results show important differences across genders as well as across countries. The decisions of daughters appear to be more responsive than sons' to family structure as well as to institutional factors such as the labor and the mortgage market.

Keywords: living arrangements, gender, social policies

JEL Classification: J2, C3, D1

Suggested Citation

Chiuri, Maria Concetta and Del Boca, Daniela, Home-Leaving Decisions of Daughters and Sons. IZA Discussion Paper No. 4867. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1587560

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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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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