Agriculture to industry: The end of intergenerational coresidence

A new paper by Pr. Luca Pensieroso and Pr. Alessandro Sommacal published in vol. 34 of Review of Economic Dynamics.

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Abstract: We show that the structural change of the economy from agriculture to industry was a major determinant of the observed shift in intergenerational coresidence. We build a one-good, two-sector overlapping generation model of the structural change out of agriculture, in which the coresidence choice is endogenous. We calibrate the model on U.S. data and simulate it. The model can match the decline in U.S. intergenerational coresidence both qualitatively and quantitatively.

Published on April 03, 2019