The comforts of home: The association between coresidence with parents and young adults' residential mobility and migration in the United States

Lei Lei, Scott J. South

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Abstract

This study uses data from the 2005 through 2015 waves of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics' Transition to Adulthood supplement to examine the association between young adults' living arrangements and their likelihood of moving. Compared with young adults who live with their parents, young adults who live independently are about twice as likely to move within a state, and four times as likely to move between states, over a biennial period. The negative association between parental coresidence and residential movement is stronger for young men than for young women and for Hispanics than for non-Hispanic Whites. Increases in parental coresidence explain 70% of the decline in young adults' odds of making an intrastate move, and almost one third of the decline in the odds of making an interstate move, between 2005 and 2015.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere2323
JournalPopulation, Space and Place
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Demography
  • Geography, Planning and Development

Keywords

  • gender
  • interstate migration
  • parental coresidence
  • race
  • residential move
  • young adulthood

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