What Drives Intergenerational Coresidence in India?

Esha Chatterjee, University of Maryland
Fran Goldscheider, University of Maryland and Brown University

The present paper looks to examine the factors that drive intergenerational coresidence between fathers and sons in India.The analysis uses data from the India Human Development Survey 2011-12. The study is limited to male household heads aged 30-60 years whose fathers are alive. It is hypothesized that factors such as the ownership of family farms or family businesses will increase the likelihood of intergenerational coresidence; whereas an increase in the fathers or sons level of education is hypothesized to cause a decline in intergenerational coresidence. Finally, sons who reside in rural areas and do not own farms and those sons who stay in urban areas are less likely to coreside with fathers compared to those who stay in rural areas and own farms. This hypothesis would help us examine differences in intergenerational coresidence by area of residence.

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Presented in Poster Session 1: Marriage, Unions, Families and Households