Verschillen in manier en leeftijd waarop Nederlandse jongeren geboren na 1930 uit huis gaan


  • Iedema,Jurjen
  • Sanders,Karin


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Why has the age at which Dutch youngsters of the 1930-1964 birth cohorts bane left their parental home decreased across birth cohorts? Hypotheses were tested mainly on the basis of the relative scarcity hypothesis of the generation theory using the new ESR-STP data (n = 1716). Youngsters were found to leave home earlier because: (I) the disposable income increased across cohorts; (2) the frequency of youngsters attending university or vocational colleges increased and (3) running a single household became easier, which made it possible that youngsters could leave home without having to cohabit or marry first. Another research question was why women left home earlier than men. On the basis of the human capital theory, women compared to men were expected to invest less in education, start working earlier and therefore, leave home earlier because of a job or because of a need for autonomy. Only when women started studying they were expected to leave home at a similar age as men. This predicted pattern was found. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]; Copyright of Mens en Maatschappij is the property of Amsterdam University Press and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)

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