Single parenthood and intergenerational coresidence in developing countries

Sheela Kennedy, University of Minnesota
Steven Ruggles, University of Minnesota

Despite widespread predictions of a decline in intergenerational co-residence in developing countries, the existing literature provides only mixed evidence for this trend. In this paper, we will examine one possible explanation for these slow and inconsistent trends in living arrangements: rising rates of single parenthood. We use data from the IPUMS-International , the world's largest archive of publicly available international census microdata archive. Our analysis will include roughly 25-30 low and middle-income countries for which at least two census years are available for analysis.

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Presented in Session 2: Families and households

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