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Understanding Chinese Families: A Comparative Study of Taiwan and Southeast China

C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Ruoh-Rong Yu


This book provides two kinds of connections and one possible elaboration concerning Chinese families. On the one hand, it explores the connection between the special features of Chinese families and the existing theories mostly based on observations of Western societies, as well as the connection between two Chinese societies across the Taiwan Strait. On the other hand, it investigates whether the special features in Chinese families can broaden the scope of family analysis in general. This book consists of ten subjects, including co‐residence, marriage, fertility, education, mobility, gender ... More

Keywords: family, Chinese families, panel survey, co‐residence, marriage, fertility, education, intergenerational mobility, gender preferences, intergenerational transfers, housework, family support

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199578092
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578092.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. Y. Cyrus Chu, author
Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Economics, Academia Sinica

Ruoh-Rong Yu, author
Associate Research Fellow, Centre for Survey Research, Academia Sinica