The Nestlings. Why young adults stay at home longer: The Italian Case

Giovanna Rossi

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The available data concerning the prolongation of youth suggest that there are big differences between the habits of young people in Italy and those abroad. Generally speaking, young people outside of Italy, before forming their own family, leave their nuclear family of origin and go to live alone or experiment with ways of living with others that only later may lead to marriage. But in Italy, the past decade has been characterized by a very low percentage of types of households other than those of the family of origin. As a result, the quota of young people who live with their families is the highest in the West. The peculiarity of Italian young adults is that of leaving home only to marry; the elongation of youth in Italy essentially means young people tending to prolong their stay with their family of origin.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)627-644
Numero di pagine18
RivistaJournal of Family Issues
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 1997
Pubblicato esternamente


  • long family
  • nuclear family
  • young people


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