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Diversity of young adults' living arrangements: The role of ethnicity and immigration

TitleDiversity of young adults' living arrangements: The role of ethnicity and immigration
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsJeong, Y. Jin, Hamplovà D., and Le Bourdais C.
JournalJournal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Volume40
Pages1116 - 1135
Keywordscanada, ethnicity, immigration, living arrangements, young adults
Abstract

This article explores the influence of ethnicity and immigration on the likelihood of young adults' co-residence with parents and other relatives using the 2006 Canadian census. It shows that both ethnicity and immigration affect co-residence with parents as well as with other relatives. The highest levels of co-residence are found among Southern Europeans, Asians and Latinos and among the second generation. However, South Asians exhibit the highest percentage of young adults who have already started their own family but still live with parents or relatives. Our analysis further shows that despite the importance of ethnicity as a predictor of living arrangements, its effect declines the longer the youth's family has been living in Canada.

URLhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1369183x.2013.831523
DOI10.1080/1369183X.2013.831523
Document URLhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/1369183x.2013.831523
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English