Leaving the parental home in post-war Japan: social, economic and demographic determinants
AbstractThis paper examines the relationship between home-leaving intensities of young adults and the rapid social, economic, and demographic changes that took place in post-World War II Japan. By using event-history modeling, the study shows that the declines in sibling numbers and in rural residence discourage young adults from leaving home before marriage. The practice of stem-family norms helps to explain the delay to some extent. Finally, marriage delay has a substantial impact on later home-leaving as leaving home is closely linked with marriage in Japan.
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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2010
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Japan; adulthood; economic growth; employment; event history analysis; household; marriage; modernization; school enrollment;
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- J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
- Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-03-06 (All new papers)
- NEP-HIS-2010-03-06 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
- NEP-SOC-2010-03-06 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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