Examining Homeleaving Processes during the Transition to Adulthood

Sung S. Park, University of California, Los Angeles

Homeleaving during the transition to adulthood is a complex process which can be attributed to both residential and economic autonomy. Using the National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth, I study the correlates associated first homeleaving. By examining the homeleaving experiences of different cohorts, I consider how changes to individual and family characteristics as well as structural or economic opportunities and constraints explain the timing and route of leaving the parental nest.

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 Presented in Session P4. Children and Youth/Population and Aging