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A Sequence Analysis of Taiwanese Adults' Housing Transitions



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Housing choices are related to multiple aspects of adult life. Whereas young adults' transition to full adulthood has gradually deviated from the traditional track along with social changes, the dynamics of housing transition have rarely been investigated in Taiwan. Although some studies examined the changes of living arrangements and housing tenure of the population aged under 26 or above 35, not many studies looked into the housing changes of those aged around 30. This study used data from the Panel Study of Family Dynamics and adopted the main respondents (ages 27-39) interviewed since 2003 as the sample. By dividing the sample into three cohorts (1964-1967, 1968-1972, 1973-1976), the analysis of housing transitions between 2003 and 2016 was conducted with sequence analysis. Research results showed that there were distinct differences in housing trajectories among different cohorts. Trajectories of staying at or returning to the parental home after leaving were found among the 1973-1976 cohort. Moreover, based on analysis of the long-term trajectories, changes of household composition and housing tenure tended to surge around age 30. This finding implies that age 30 is still the critical age of housing transitions, even though "independence at the age of thirty" may be hard to achieve.


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