Marriage Behavior from the Perspective of Intergenerational Relationships

Kazuyasu Sakamoto, Yukinobu Kitamura
2007 The Japanese economy  
This article examines the changes in marriage behavior, such as nonmarriage and marriage postponement, that lie at the heart of the aging population and low fertility problem. Using the Japanese Panel Survey of Consumers, we conducted a factor analysis on the trends toward marriage postponement and nonmarriage evident from the early 1990s to the early 2000s, when the ever-married rate fell significantly. The results revealed the following. First, among unmarried people living with their
more » ... with their parents, the receipt of income from their parents lowers marriage probability. However, this was confirmed only for children of the economic bubble generation whose parents were of the prewar or wartime generation. This suggests that the image of singles depicted by the "parasite single hypothesis" was a
doi:10.2753/jes1097-203x340404 fatcat:mwlpusk34veoflkhrrb4hadhae