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Young Adults Living with their Parents and the Influence of Peers

Adamopoulou, E.; & Kaya, E. (2017). Young Adults Living with their Parents and the Influence of Peers. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.

Adamopoulou, E.; & Kaya, E. (2017). Young Adults Living with their Parents and the Influence of Peers. Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics.

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This study examines the impact of peer behaviour on the living arrangements of young adults in the US using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. We achieve identification by exploiting the differences in the timing of leaving the parental home among peers, the individual-specific nature of the peer groups that are based on friendship nominations, and by including network and cohort fixed effects. Our results indicate that there are statistically significant peer effects on young adults' decisions to leave the parental home. We discuss various mechanisms and confirm the robustness of our results through a placebo exercise. © 2017 The Department of Economics, University of Oxford and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.




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Adamopoulou, E.
Kaya, E.



2017


Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics





6/21/2017





10.1111/obes.12198



7058