Living Arrangements of Children of Immigrants in Spain and the United States: The Role of Cultural Heritage and Residential Context
Bruno Arpino, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Raya Muttarak, Vienna Institute of Demography
This paper investigates living arrangements of immigrant young adults in Spain and the US. Since the two countries differ not only in the nature of transition to adulthood but also in migration history, policies and welfare system, it is expected that living arrangements of young immigrants vary between Spain and the US, and within each country of destination with country of origins. The analysis is based on the 2000 US Census and the 2001 Spanish Census made available through the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series. We investigate whether after accounting for relevant demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, living arrangements of young immigrants 1) differ from the native-born in Spain and the US; 2) differ from immigrants from different country of origin; and 3) differ from fellow immigrants from the same country of birth but migrated to different country of destination.