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Leaving the parental home in Australia over the generations: Evidence from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (Hilda) Survey

Flatau, P., James, I., Watson, R., Wood, G. and Hendershott, P.H. (2007) Leaving the parental home in Australia over the generations: Evidence from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (Hilda) Survey. Journal of Population Research, 24 (1). pp. 51-71.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF03031878
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Abstract

The decision to remain in or leave the parental home represents the first housing career choice of young people. In this paper, we examine the parental home leaving outcomes for Australian birth cohorts in the twentieth century using recall questions contained in the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey. The findings from survival analysis and hazard function modelling is that a continuous, gradual reduction in the age of first leaving the parental home in Australia is evident up to the 1947-51 birth cohort, followed by stability and then a rise in age of first leaving home for the most recent birth cohorts. Birth cohort effects remain significant even after other measured determinants of parental home leaving are taken into account. The paper confirms the strong roles that education, family background, and ethnicity have on parental home leaving outcomes.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: Murdoch Business School
Publisher: Springer
Copyright: © 2007, Springer Science+Business Media
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/10167
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