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Leaving the parental home in post-war Japan: social, economic and demographic determinants

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  • Setsuya Fukuda

    (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany)

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This 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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  • Setsuya Fukuda, 2010. "Leaving the parental home in post-war Japan: social, economic and demographic determinants," MPIDR Working Papers WP-2010-007, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany.
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    Keywords

    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

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