Friday, May 09, 2008

Old Mama's Boys or Mama's Old Boys: Evidence from Italy

If you are age 60 and your income goes up (bingo winnings?), does this increase or decrease the probability that your adult children live with you? In U.S history, Dora Costa documented that U.S Civil War Veterans who received generous war pensions were less likely to live with their children. It appears that in other societies, the reverse takes place.

Mama's Boys, the 60 Minutes Expose

For a more academic view of these issues in Italy, read this paper: