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Household affiliation among young adult women and men in Italy and Norway: The significance of work, culture, and money

Tindara Addabbo () and Randi Kjeldstad ()

Department of Economics (DEMB) from University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Department of Economics "Marco Biagi"

Abstract: Italy and Norway are characterized by different co-residence rates of young adults with youth in Italy being more likely to live in their parents' house much longer than Norwegian youth. This paper aims at analysing the reasons of household's patterns in both countries by looking at cultural, income and employment factors allowing a gender comparisons of the different results. Particular attention is provided to the different effect of youth employment conditions on their living arrangements in the two countries. Multivariate analyses conducted on 2007 (a time where the economic prospects and the labour market situation were relatively un-dramatic in both countries) EU SILC microdata show a higher impact of income and employment condition on the living arrangements of Italian youth with a significant impact of the area where they live and dissimilarities by gender in the presence of different living arrangements and in the impact of the different factors

Keywords: youth; living arrangements; gender; employment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D1 J12 J13 J16 Z13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: pages 27
Date: 2012-11
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