A. Ghosh – Finnish migration patterns: Proximity with parents and siblings across the life course

Asim Ghosh (Aalto)

Thursday 2017-03-30 14.00 – 15.00

Room A136 (T6), T-building

Finnish migration patterns: Proximity with parents and siblings across the life course


In order to get insight into the migration patterns of people across their life course and how they are separating from their parents and siblings, we analyse their migration dynamics from one region (Maakunta) to another region in Finland. Finland is divided into 19 regions or Maakuntas and first we draw the flow of people moving from one region to another. We observe that the migration probability of people is higher at their early infancy due to their parents moving, but they also migrate with high probability at their early adulthood for their education or for jobs in different regions. We calculate the probability for staying with parents as a function of the age of children and find that when the childen’s age is from 15 to 30 years they have a greater probability to move out from their parents’ home. Comparing sons with daughters reveals that the daughters start to move out from their parents earlier and continue to do so with higher rate. We also study the cohabitation probability with siblings and half-siblings and find that the probability for two full sibling brothers to be in the same region is the highest in comparison with the other types of siblinghood pairs. Overall, we find that in Finnish society the females have larger probability to migrate than males do.