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Intergenerational Coresidence in Global Perspective: Dimensions of Change

Project description

When adult kids boomerang back home to their parents

Intergenerational coresidence among adult children and their parents is on the rise globally. The underlying factors associated with this return home range from demographic and economic to cultural. The ERC-funded CORESIDENCE project will deep-dive into the reasons behind this new phenomenon. It will determine the dimensions of variations in and the rise of intergenerational coresidence around the world and investigate how these trends are related to demographic, social, economic and cultural/attitudinal factors. The research will focus on recent big microdata on family change for more than half a billion people in more than 120 countries worldwide. This is the largest ever comparative study of the family unit and of family change.

Objective

Radical transformations in the family are occurring across the globe. Decades of demographic, economic and cultural change have brought about great changes in family life and households. The CORESIDENCE project investigates a crucial, although unanticipated, facet of these transformations: the global rise of intergenerational coresidence (IgC) among adult children and their parents. This shift is occurring in a variety of demographic, economic and cultural contexts and appears to run counter to expectations that intergenerational coresidence would gradually decline with modernization and cultural change. The primary objective of the CORESIDENCE project is to determine the dimensions of variations in and the rise of intergenerational coresidence around the world and investigate how these trends are related to demographic, social, economic, and cultural/attitudinal factors. To achieve this goal, I will (i) use recent big microdata, which describe family change for more than half a billion people representing more than 120 countries worldwide; (ii) harmonize existing longitudinal data to examine pathways to intergenerational coresidence in six countries representing different norms and forms of intergenerational coresidence (India, Japan, Mexico, Senegal, Spain and the Netherlands). This study will be the largest comparative study of the family and of family change ever undertaken. CORESIDENCE will test social theory by analyzing, for the first time, variation in family forms on several geographic scales and time spans to understand the background factors that drive these changes and theorize about the role of the family in the twenty-first century.

Host institution

UNIVERSITAT AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 546 875,00
Address
EDIF A CAMPUS DE LA UAB BELLATERRA CERDANYOLA V
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Spain

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 1 546 875,00

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