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    Supported Home Ownership and Adult Independence in Milan: The Gilded Cage of Family Housing Gifts and Transfers


    Manzo, Lidia and Druta, Oana and Ronald, Richard (2016) Supported Home Ownership and Adult Independence in Milan: The Gilded Cage of Family Housing Gifts and Transfers. Working Paper. Centre for Urban Studies and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amst, Amsterdam. (Submitted)

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    Abstract

    This paper analyses practices of intergenerational support for homeownership among different generations of families in Milan, Italy. It makes use of an original dataset of qualitative interviews investigating homeownership pathways and the negotiations of support that they pre - suppose for Italian young adults. The paper explores the meanings and moral reasonings behind the decision to accept (or not) support in context of contemporary discourses surrounding the liquidity and availability of housing and fin ance. It highlights the moral compromises and emotional negotiations inherent in the giving and receiving of support for housing, contributing to a body of literature concerned with the reproduction of homeownership in Italy. Furthermore, it stresses the i mportance of homes and housing assets in mediating dependence and re - affirming family bonds within a family oriented welfare context, despite conflict, resistance, and frustrated aspirations.

    Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
    Keywords: young adults; homeownership; family support; intergenerational contracts; adult independence; moral identities; Italy; Milan;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 7891
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.14186.52162
    Depositing User: Lidia Manzo
    Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2017 11:04
    Publisher: Centre for Urban Studies and the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amst
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: European Research Council / ERC
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