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ERIC Number: EJ773513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 28
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0091-4150
"There's No Place like Home": An Analysis of Young Adults' Mature Coresidency in Canada
Mitchell, Barbara A.; Gee, Ellen M.; Wister, Andrew V.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v54 n1 p57-84 2002
This article investigates the propensity for young adults to live in the parental home between the ages of 25 to 34--termed "mature coresidency." Drawing upon a synthesis of life course theory and the concept of social capital, a rationale is developed for examination of emotional closeness to parents during childhood and a number of socio-demographic and structural factors deemed to be important. Using a subset of young adults aged 25 to 34 (N = 1,760) from the 1995 Canadian General Social Survey, it is found that emotional closeness to mothers and fathers are major determinants of mature coresidency. Other important predictors include child's age, gender, marital status, and several family background factors. The implications of the findings are discussed for transitions to adulthood and family development against a changing social and economic landscape. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Social Survey