Becoming an adult : leaving home, relationships and home ownership among Australian youth.

Kylie Hillman, ACER
Gary Marks, ACER

Longitudinal surveys of Australian youth research report ; n.28


Most studies on the transition from school implicitly assume that adulthood is reached upon gaining full-time work. This report focuses on other aspects of adulthood: moving out of home, establishing a relationship, and buying a house. The report documents the incidence of these events over time and analyses their relationship with social background, demographic and labour market factors. The study uses data from the four Youth in Transition cohorts born in 1961, 1965, 1970 and 1975. [Author abstract]