Leaving home among Turkish and Moroccan second generation and Dutch young adults

Tom Kleinepier, Helga De Valk

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This study examines influences of relations with parents and peers on home-leaving behavior among migrant-descent and Dutch young adults. Data come from the TIES survey including the Turkish and Moroccan second generation as well as a native comparison group in the Netherlands. Competing risks models are applied to distinguish between leaving home for different reasons. Results indicate that Dutch young adults mainly leave home at relative young ages to attend further education, while in particular women of the Turkish second generation are more likely to postpone leaving home for marriage. Among the second generation, we find that having close friends outside one's own ethnic group decreases the chance of leaving home for union formation. Conflicts with parents accelerate the process of leaving home for independence among women of all origin groups.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPaper presented at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2013
EventPopulation Association of America 2013 Annual Meeting - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 11 Apr 201313 Apr 2013


ConferencePopulation Association of America 2013 Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans


  • turkis & moroccan second generation
  • dutch young adults
  • leaving home


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