Professor Monica Boyd
University of Toronto
Department of Sociology
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 2J4


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Young Adults At Home With Parents
As can happen in the field of social science, my research curiosity in the growing phenomenon of young unmarried adults in their twenties and beyond continuing to live with their parents was piqued by listening to a some-what overwhelmed colleague describe a series of repetitive events in which one adult offspring was constantly moving in and moving out. The trend line was indeed upward, and I have been investigating the increasing percentages of young unmarried adults living with parents from the mid 1980s, and the factors that underlie such trends. My most recent projects look at the differences between immigrants and their offspring, comparing them to groups that are further removed from the migration experience. I also am examining the growth in the percentages of common-law and married couples who are living with parents.

Select Bibliography on Young Adults At Home With Parents

2008 Who Lives At Home? Ethnic Variations among Second Generation Young Adults. (Monica Boyd and Stella Park). Canadian Diversity. Spring 6(2): 42-46.
2006 Living with Parents: Ethnic /racial variations among immigrants and immigrant offspring (Monica Boyd and Stella Park). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association. May 30 – June 2, Toronto.
2000 Ethnic Variations in Young Adults Living with Parents.  Canadian Studies in Population 27(1): 135-158.
2000 Demographic Change and Young Adults Living with Parents, 1981-1996. (Monica Boyd and Doug Norris). Canadian Studies in Population 27(2):267-281 (lead article).
2000 Elder-Child Coresidence in the United States: Evidence from the 1990 Census (Carl Schmertmann, Monica Boyd, William Serow and Douglas White). Research on Aging 22, no. 1(January):23-42.
1999 The Crowded Nest: Young Adults at Home. (Monica Boyd and Doug Norris). Canadian Social Trends (Spring): 2-8. Featured article; cover dedicated to theme.
1998 The Impact of Family Structure on High School Completion. (Judith Frederick and Monica Boyd) Canadian Social Trends. Spring: 12-14.
1995 Migrating Flocks and Fledglings: Ethnic-Immigrant Variations in Young Adults Living with Parents. (Monica Boyd and Doug Norris) Proceedings of the Symposium of the Federation of Canadian Demographers.  Ottawa, Canada.
1995 Leaving the Nest: The Impact of Family Structure. (Monica Boyd and Doug Norris) Canadian Social Trends 38 (Autumn): 14-17.
1989 The Cluttered Nest: Living Arrangements of Young Canadian Adults (Monica Boyd and Edward Pryor).  Canadian Journal of Sociology 15: 4 (Fall): 463-479.

Reprinted in Frank Trovato and Carl F. Grindstaff (eds.) Perspectives on Canada's Population. Toronto: Oxford Press, 1994.

1989 Young Adults Living in Their Parents' Home. (Monica Boyd and Edward T. Pryor).  Canadian Social Trends 13 (Summer): 17-20.  (Note:  this is a different paper, but similar theme to the one above).



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