Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

The influence of parents on cohabitation in Italy: insights from two regional contexts

By Christin Schröder

Abstract

In view of the demographic changes that affect all European countries, the diffusion of new living arrangements such as non-marital cohabitation is particularly interesting. In this article we concentrate on Italy, a country that is characterized by a low pace in the diffusion of cohabitation. Earlier studies found statistical evidence of the impact of parents’ characteristics on young adults’ decisions for cohabitation. However, there is only limited empirical knowledge about the actual mechanism through which parents influence the choices of their children. We employ qualitative research methods and focus on two regional contexts in order to analyze if and how parents intervene in the choices young adults.Italy, cohabitation, parents, qualitative methods

OAI identifier:

Suggested articles

Citations

  1. (1996). An Interactive Model of Religiosity Inheritance: The Importance of Family Context.
  2. (2007). Cohabitation in Italy and Spain. Paper presented at the Population Association of America Conference,
  3. (1986). Daughters and sons as young adults: Restructuring the ties that bind," in Life-span developmental psychology: intergenerational relations. Edited by
  4. (1992). Dove non c’è donna non c’è casa: lineamenti della famiglia agro-pastorale in Sardegna, "
  5. (1990). Families and Adolescents: A Review of the 1980s.
  6. (1994). Family Influences on Family Size Preferences.
  7. (1989). Family Structure and Conflict: Nest-Leaving of Young Adults and Their Parents.
  8. (1998). Family Ties in Western Europe: Persistent Contrasts.
  9. (2003). Fare famiglia in Italia. Un secolo di cambiamenti,
  10. (2002). First Housing Moves in Spain: An Analysis of Leaving Home and First Housing Acquisition.
  11. (1975). Generation and family effects in value socialization.
  12. (2005). Globalization and the transition to adulthood in Italy,"
  13. (2004). Innovative Behavior in Italy: Parents' Influence in the Choice of Type of First Union. Paper presented at the Population Association of America Conference,
  14. (2007). Intergenerational family ties and the diffusion of cohabitation in Italy.
  15. (2000). Intergenerational Influences on the Entry into Parenthood: Mothers' Preferences for Family and Nonfamily Behavior.
  16. (1997). Intergenerational Solidarity and the Structure of Adult Child-Parent Relationships in American Families.
  17. (2004). Is marriage losing its centrality in Italy? Demographic
  18. (1997). Le convivenze "more uxorio"," in Lo stato delle famiglie in Italia.
  19. (1991). Madri, figlie e sorelle: solidarietà parentali in Sardegna.
  20. (2005). Mamma’ and the diffusion of cohabitation: The Italian case. Paper presented at the Population Association of America Conference,
  21. (1989). Mothers and Daughters: A Discussion of Theory and Research.
  22. (1993). Mothers, children, and Cohabitation: The Intergenerational Effects of Attitudes and Behaviour.
  23. (1988). Parental Control Techniques. Relative Frequencies and Relationships with Situational Factors.
  24. (1979). Patterns of communication and influence between grandparents and grandchildren in a changing society. Paper presented at the World Congress of Sociology,
  25. (2007). Socialization to parenthood: a case study comparison. Paper presented at the Population Association of America Conference,
  26. (1974). The Discovery of Grounded Theory. Strategies for Qualitative Research.
  27. (1976). The generation gap and aging family members: Toward a conceptual model," in Time, roles and self in old age.
  28. (1998). The Impact of Parental Pressure for Grandchildren on Young People's Entry into Cohabitation and Marriage.
  29. (1996). The Southern Model of Welfare in Social Europe.
  30. (1980). Understanding attitudes and predicting social behavior,
  31. (2004). Unmarried cohabitation and parenthood: here to stay? European perspectives," in The future of the family.
  32. (2001). What is Qualitative Research?," in Interpreting Qualitative Data. Methods for Analysing Talk, Text and Interaction.

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.