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Age norms, family relationships, and home leaving in Italy

Tosi, Marco (2017) Age norms, family relationships, and home leaving in Italy. Demographic Research, 36 (9). pp. 281-306. ISSN 1435-9871

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Identification Number: 10.4054/DemRes.2017.36.9


In Italy, decision-making about leaving home and getting married is shaped by age norms concerning extended coresidence. Young adults tend to comply with age norms when they perceive that their decision implies benefits and/or a violation will lead to penalties. Perceived parental disapproval reduces the influence of normative factors on individual actual behaviors, which suggests that young adults adhere to norms that are supported by parents.

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author © CC BY-NC 2.0
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2017 15:01
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 02:30

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