Cabib, I., Araos, C., Palma, J., & Yopo Díaz, M. (2022). Long‐term trajectories of intergenerational coresidence: Evidence of living arrangements patterns in Chile. Family Relations.

Objective: This study examines long‐term trajectories ofintergenerational coresidence (IC) among a cohort of individuals aged 65 and75 in Chile, focusing on their diversity, prevalence, internal dynamism, andsociodemographic characteristics. Background: IC is comparatively high inLatin America and is related to both family norms and social vulnerabilities.However, empirical evidence on this topic comes mostly from cross‐sectionalstudies using aggregated population data, which neglect the inherentlydynamic nature of coresidential arrangements across the life course. Method:We use representative life‐history data in Santiago, Chile (N = 802),sequence analysis to reconstruct long‐term trajectories, and bivariateanalysis to examine their associations with sociodemographic factors.Results: Our findings show that, first, IC in Chile may be more prevalent anddiverse than suggested in previous cross‐sectional studies. Second, ourfindings indicate patterns of long‐term IC and stable conjugal cohabitationare compatible. Third, the results shed new light on the association of ICwith particular sociodemographic groups. Conclusion: This study analyzedpatterns of living arrangements among family members based both onintergenerational and conjugal cohabitation and their dynamic characterthroughout the life course. Our results challenge interpretations ofcontemporary living arrangements among family members at an internationallevel. Implications: This study shows that IC in Chile has been largelyunderrepresented, both in magnitude and heterogeneity. This finding informspublic policies about the reality of family configurations that requirespecific care, housing, and financial support.