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Young adults living apart and together (LAT) with parents: a three level analysis of the Italian case

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Billari, Francesco C.; Rosina, Alessandro; Ranaldi, Rita; Romano, Clelia

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Abstract In this paper we introduce the notion of living apart together (LAT) with one's parents as a status in the transition to adulthood. We define LAT with parents as the situation in which young adults who reside with their parents spend a significant amount of that time living outside the parental household. We describe young adults who LAT with parents and analyse the determinants of LAT with reference to Italy. We document the relevance of this phenomenon for Italy, a country with one of the highest share of young adults cohabiting with parents and with fundamental subnational differences both on higher education provision and in labour market situation. We analyse official survey and census data and we use a multilevel statistical model to analyse the determinants of the LAT choice, with individuals, households, and municipalities as levels.
Classification Family Sociology, Sociology of Sexual Behavior
Free Keywords LAT; leaving home; youth; multilevel models; Italy
Document language English
Publication Year 2008
Page/Pages p. 625-639
Journal Regional Studies, 42 (2008) 5
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343400701543173
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)