Living arrangements in Europe: exploring gender differences and institutional characteristics
AbstractWhile 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). In this preliminary analysis we augment the informational content with indicators of labor, housing and marriage markets characteristics as well as proxy for the welfare states and culture and investigate how they are intertwined with gender differences.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by CHILD - Centre for Household, Income, Labour and Demographic economics - ITALY in its series CHILD Working Papers with number wp24_07.
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Date of creation: Nov 2007
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living arrangements; gender differences; social policies; culture;
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