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Mamma's boys? Why most young Italian men live with their parents
Marco Manacorda and Enrico Moretti
December 2005
Paper No' CEPCP189:
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CentrePiece 10 (3) Winter 2005

It is a cliché that Italian children are particularly attached to their mothers, even when they're grown up. New research by Marco Manacorda and Enrico Moretti investigates why so many of them are still living with their parents.

This article summarises 'Intergenerational Transfers and Household Structure:Why do Most Italian Young Men Live with their Parents?' by Marco Manacorda and Enrico Moretti, CEP Discussion Paper No. 536 and forthcoming in the Journal of the European Economic Association.