Living arrangements of migrant and Dutch young adults: the family influence disentangled

H.A.G. de Valk, F. Billari

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of the family of origin on whether migrant and Dutch young adults live in the parental home. Using a sample of 1,678 young adults aged between 15 and 30 years from 847 families with five different ethnic backgrounds, we identified patterns of co-residence and investigated how and to what extent the likelihood of co-residence was influenced by migrant background, family ties, and the socio-economic characteristics of the family. The results show that of the four migrant groups, only Moroccan young adults are more likely than those of Dutch origin to live with their parents. For both migrant and Dutch young adults, family ties and the socio-economic characteristics of the family rather than an ethnic factor are the major influences on living arrangements. Keywords: co-residence; leaving home; migrant families; parent child relation; young adults
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-217
JournalPopulation Studies: a journal of demography
Volume61
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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