Living arrangements of second generation migrants in Spain: A cross-classified multilevel analysis

Agnese Vitali, Università Bocconi
Bruno Arpino, Università Bocconi

Using cross-classified multilevel modelling approach, we study the probability to live outside the parental home for second generation migrants in Spain, a “latest-late” transition to adulthood country. We simultaneously take into account two sources of heterogeneity: the country of origin and the province of residence in Spain. Using micro-census data we are able to consider all main migrants groups. We find that living arrangements vary extremely according to migrants’ origin; albeit a geographical clustering emerges. The cultural heritage, as represented for example by the mean age at marriage in the country of origin, still plays an important role in shaping second generation migrants patterns of co-residence. Even though the effect of the province of residence is less pronounced, it is not negligible. In particular, the cultural climate of the province, as measured by the proportion of co-habiting couples, is found to be influential for both migrants and native young adults’ living arrangements.

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Presented in Session 46: Intra-country variations in the transition to adulthood