Household Membership Decisions of Adult Children: Exploring European Diversity

22 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2010

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Maria Concetta Chiuri

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Daniela Del Boca

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

Date Written: November 24, 2010

Abstract

Although 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 our work, we explore the European diversity, analysing living arrangements of people 1834 years old from 14 European countries. We use the European Community Household Panel survey and augment its informational content with intertemporal indicators of labor, housing, and marriage markets characteristics as well as proxy for welfare states and culture. We find that their role varies by group as well as within groups of European countries. Some important policy implications derive.

Suggested Citation

Chiuri, Maria Concetta and Del Boca, Daniela, Household Membership Decisions of Adult Children: Exploring European Diversity (November 24, 2010). LABOUR, Vol. 24, pp. 3-24, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1732446 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9914.2010.00502.x

Maria Concetta Chiuri (Contact Author)

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Daniela Del Boca

University of Turin - Department of Economics ( email )

Via Po, 53
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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