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This paper is the first study of which the author is aware that examines elderly Indonesians’ residency decisions. The 1993 Indonesian Family Life Survey provides detailed data on the living children of a sample of elderly individuals. This allows a nested logit to be estimated, which pays due respect to the role of children’s characteristics in determining the residency outcome. The estimated earnings potentials of the parents and their children are included as explanatory variables but are not found to be important determinants of coresidency.

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Correspondence to Lisa Cameron.

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I am thankful to Deborah Cobb-Clark, Tom Crossley, Guay Lim, Chris Worswick, and attendees at the 1998 Labour Econometrics Workshop at the Australian National University for helpful comments on this paper. I also gratefully acknowledge funding from Australian Research Council Grant S79813009. All errors are my own. Demography, Volume 37-Number 1, February 2000: 17-27

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Cameron, L. The residency decision of elderly indonesians: A nested logit analysis. Demography 37, 17–27 (2000).

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  • Elderly Individual
  • Adult Child
  • Housing Cost
  • Earning Potential
  • Nest Logit Model