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ERIC Number: EJ759196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 29
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 83
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Coresidence with Parents, Women's Economic Resources, and the Transition to Marriage in Japan
Raymo, James M.; Ono, Hiromi
Journal of Family Issues, v28 n5 p653-681 2007
Integrating three theoretical explanations for declining rates of marriage in Japan, the authors develop hypotheses in which linkages between benefits of coresidence with parents and marriage timing are moderated by women's own socioeconomic characteristics. To evaluate these hypothesized interactive relationships, data from a panel survey of Japanese women is used to estimate hazard models for the transition from the parental home to first marriage. Results are consistent with the hypothesis that limited domestic responsibilities contribute to later marriage among coresident women with higher levels of human capital. Less evidence is found for the hypothesis that limited living expenses are associated with later marriage among women whose potential husbands are likely to have more tenuous economic prospects. The authors conclude that coresidence with parents plays a potentially important role in the marriage behavior of economically independent women in societies where family formation is relatively incompatible with full-time work for women. (Contains 3 tables and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan