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Parental Assistance after Job Loss


Abstract: We have previously shown that young adults who live near their parents experience faster earnings recoveries after a job loss than young adults who live farther from their parents. In this analysis, we present evidence that demonstrates the relationship is causal; that is, there is something about living close to one?s parents that enables one to find another job that pays as well as the one lost. We also explore what type of parental help might be driving the relationship and find that it is possibly the provision of childcare and access to job networks, but likely not help with housing expenses.

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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Part of Series: Economic Commentary

Issue: August

Order Number: 07