An exploratory study of "parasites" in Taiwan

Kaili Yieh, Yu Fen Tsai, Chia Yi Kuo

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Deriving from "Parasite Single" proposed by Yamada (1997), "parasites" in this study is redefined as those who live with and financially rely on their parents in terms of living expenses after school graduation. The current study adopts the logit model and utilizes the data from the 1999 to 2000 Taiwan Panel Study of Family Dynamics to investigate the determinants of "parasites". The finding reveals that gender, age, marital status, and the value of filial piety are significantly different between parasites and non-parasites. Moreover, gender, monthly income, age and marital status are determinants of the probability of being parasites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-539
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Family and Economic Issues
Issue number4 SPEC.ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Economics and Econometrics

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