Age norms, family relationships and home leaving in Italy
Demographic Research, 2017, 36(9), 281-306
Author: Marco Tosi
Previous research has shown that social norms have an influence on young adults’ life course transitions. However, few studies have explicitly and directly tested the idea that perceived age norms affect the decision to leave the parental home.
Dr Marco Tosi, in his recently published article, asks whether normative factors are correlated with the decision to leave the family nest in Italy, and whether this association depends on a system of perceived costs and benefits, parental approval of their children’s decisions, and the quality of parent-child relationships.