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Title: Boomerang Bias: Examining the Effect of Parental Coresidence on Millennial Financial Behavior
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1. Bentley, Michael J.
Bogan, Vicki L.
Boomerang Bias: Examining the Effect of Parental Coresidence on Millennial Financial Behavior
Financial Planning Review published online (29 April 2019): DOI: 10.1002/cfp2.1034.
Also: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cfp2.1034
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Wiley Online
Keyword(s): Assets; Coresidence; Debt/Borrowing; Financial Behaviors/Decisions; Residence, Return to Parental Home/Delayed Homeleaving

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Millennials, or those born between 1980 and 1998, face unique financial situations relative to the general population. With increasing levels of educational loans and debt, many choose to live with their parents as a means of financial support, thus resulting in differing financial behaviors when compared to Millennials who live independently. This paper analyzes the effect of parental coresidence on debt, asset ownership, and asset values. We find evidence linking parental coresidence with decreases in magnitude and likelihood of having debt, along with significant differences in "risky" and "safe" asset ownership and valuations. Moreover, we find causal evidence that parental coresidence is used as a mechanism to decrease general debt.
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Bentley, Michael J. and Vicki L. Bogan. "Boomerang Bias: Examining the Effect of Parental Coresidence on Millennial Financial Behavior." Financial Planning Review published online (29 April 2019): DOI: 10.1002/cfp2.1034.