Living Parental Home : Hopes and Constraints of Young People of Immigrant Background in France
This paper examines the impact of social and family constraints on whether and when young people of immigrant background leave home. It first reviews the factors that encourage young people to defer their departure. It then looks at their projects for leaving home. While it is recognised that more flexible relations between parents and children make it easier to continue living together, the difficulty of finding a place to live is a major obstacle to young people's entry into adult life. How do those most centrally concerned experience this prolonged family life? Do they want to leave and what prevents them from doing so?