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Proximity and Coresidence of Adult Children and their Parents: Description and Correlates
Janice Compton and Robert A. Pollak
WP 2009-215

  • While intergenerational coresidence has been declining in the United States, most Americans live within 25 miles of their mothers.
  • Individuals are less likely to live near their mothers if they have a college degree.
  • Adult women are more likely to live with their mother if she is older, in poor health, and unmarried.
  • Black Americans are more likely than whites to live near or to live with their mothers. 
  • Hispanic Americans are no more likely to live close to their mothers than whites, but are twice as likely to live with their mothers.