Intergenerational Coresidence in Global Perspective: Dimensions of Change

Project Details


Radical transformations in the family are occurring across the globe. Decades of demographic, economic and cultural change have brought
about great changes in family life and households. The CORESIDENCE project investigates a crucial, although unanticipated, facet of
these transformations: the global rise of intergenerational coresidence (IgC) among adult children and their parents. This shift is occurring
in a variety of demographic, economic and cultural contexts and appears to run counter to expectations that intergenerational coresidence
would gradually decline with modernization and cultural change. The primary objective of the CORESIDENCE project is to determine
the dimensions of variations in and the rise of intergenerational coresidence around the world and investigate how these trends are related
to demographic, social, economic, and cultural/attitudinal factors. To achieve this goal, I will (i) use recent big microdata, which describe
family change for more than half a billion people representing more than 120 countries worldwide; (ii) harmonize existing longitudinal
data to examine pathways to intergenerational coresidence in six countries representing different norms and forms of intergenerational
coresidence (India, Japan, Mexico, Senegal, Spain and the Netherlands). This study will be the largest comparative study of the family
and of family change ever undertaken. CORESIDENCE will test social theory by analyzing, for the first time, variation in family forms
on several geographic scales and time spans to understand the background factors that drive these changes and theorize about the role
of the family in the twenty-first century.
Effective start/end date1/12/2230/11/27

Collaborative partners

  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) (lead)
  • Centre d'Estudis Demogràfics


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