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Title: Coresidential Patterns by Parents' and Children's Health
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1. Thomeer, Mieke
Reczek, Corinne
Coresidential Patterns by Parents' and Children's Health
Presented: Denver CO, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 2018
Cohort(s): NLSY79, NLSY79 Young Adult
Publisher: Population Association of America
Keyword(s): Coresidence; Health, Mental; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Modeling, Hazard/Event History/Survival/Duration; Residence, Return to Parental Home/Delayed Homeleaving

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Rates of coresidence between young adults and their parents have increased in recent years. Past studies have considered predictors of coresidence, including economic characteristics, demographic characteristics, and parental characteristics. Yet few studies consider the role of health, and specifically the interplay of parents' and adult children's health. In this study, we analyze the NLSY79-YA and NLSY79 (N=3,516) with hazard models to examine how the health of adult children, their mothers, and their fathers shapes risk of exiting parents' household as well as the risk of "boomeranging" back into the parental home. Results indicate that health outcomes operate in different ways; mothers' and children's worse mental health increase the risk of a child moving out, but mothers' health limitations decrease risk of moving out. Further, health operates differently for re-entry compared to exit-- for example, children's health is associated with risk of moving out but not risk of reentering parents' home.
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Thomeer, Mieke and Corinne Reczek. "Coresidential Patterns by Parents' and Children's Health." Presented: Denver CO, Population Association of America Annual Meeting, April 2018.