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The family and social change in Chinese societies

Author: Dudley L Poston; Wen-Shan Yang; Demetrea Nicole Farris; Ruiling Zhu
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Heidelberg ; New York ; London : Springer, [2013] ©2014
Series: Springer series on demographic methods and population analysis, 35.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book focuses on families and their changes in Taiwan and China. Traditional notions of what constitutes a family have been changing in China, Taiwan and other Asian countries. The chapters in this book provide interesting methodological and substantive contributions to the discourse on family and social change in Chinese societies. They also underscore the implications of the various social changes in Chinese  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Family and social change in Chinese societies
(DLC) 2013954965
(OCoLC)857964069
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dudley L Poston; Wen-Shan Yang; Demetrea Nicole Farris; Ruiling Zhu
ISBN: 9789400774452 9400774451
OCLC Number: 867784554
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 295 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: Family Issues in Taiwan and China; Part I: The Family in Taiwan and China; Chapter 1: Models of Resource Distribution in the Family in Taiwan; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Models of Household Resource Allocations; 1.3 Data; 1.4 Empirical Results; 1.5 Conclusion; References; Chapter 2: Filial Piety and Autonomous Development of Adolescents in the Taiwanese Family; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Methods; 2.2.1 Participants; 2.2.2 Measures; Adolescent Autonomy Scale- Short Form (AAS-sf); Dual Filial Piety Scale (DFPS); Parent-Adolescent Relationship Scale (PARS); 2.3 Results. 2.4 Discussion and ConclusionReferences; Chapter 3: Family Poverty in Taiwan; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Poverty Measures and Literature; 3.2.1 The Development of Aggregate Poverty Indices; 3.2.2 Setting the Poverty Line; Setting the Initial Threshold; Selecting Reference Family Type; Estimating the Appropriate Multiplier; Adjusting the Equivalence Scale; Adjusting for Differences in the Cost of Housing Across Geographic Areas; Defining Family Resources; 3.3 Methodology and Sources of Data; 3.4 Trends of Poverty in Taiwan; 3.4.1 Poverty Trends. 3.4.2 Changes in the Poverty Rate, the Poverty Intensity, and the Poverty Inequality3.5 Poverty Trends for Small Households; 3.5.1 Poverty Trend and Family Size; 3.5.2 Poverty Trends and Small Family Size; 3.5.3 Poverty Trends by Sex and Household Type; 3.5.4 Poverty Trends and Single-Person Households, Sex of Household Head, and Age; 3.6 Conclusion; References; Chapter 4: Patterns and Changes in Household Structure in Hong Kong; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Prior Analysis; 4.3 Concepts and Data; 4.3.1 Data; 4.4 Main Results; 4.5 Comparison with Other Countries or Regions. 4.6 Demographic Determinants of Households ́ Change4.7 Summary and Implications; References; Part II: Issues of Marriage, the Family and Fertility in Taiwan and China; Chapter 5: Single and Happier? A Comparative Study of Marital Status, Socioeconomic Security and Wellbeing of Women in Hong Kong and Taiwan; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Theories of Marriage and Subjective Wellbeing; 5.3 Marriage Traditions in East Asia; 5.4 Educational Attainment and Economic Independence; 5.5 A Change in Expectations: Clash of Roles; 5.6 Data and Methods; 5.7 The International Wellbeing Index (IWI). 5.8 Analytic Strategy5.9 Results; 5.10 Discussion; 5.11 Conclusion; References; Chapter 6: Patterns of Sexual Activity in China and the United States; 6.1 Introduction; 6.2 Sexuality in China in Historical Perspective; 6.3 Contemporary Sexuality; 6.4 Data and Methods; 6.5 Chinese Sexual Behaviors and Attitudes in Comparison with the United States; 6.5.1 Premarital Sex and Related Behaviors and Views; 6.5.2 Masturbation; 6.5.3 Marital Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors; 6.5.4 Extramarital Sex; 6.5.5 Homosexuality; 6.5.6 Prostitution and Pornography; 6.6 Discussion; References.
Series Title: Springer series on demographic methods and population analysis, 35.
Responsibility: Dudley L. Poston, Jr., Wen Shan Yang, Demetrea Nicole Farris, editors ; with the assistance of Cathy Ruey-Ling Chu ... [and two others].

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Focusing on contemporary families in both China and Taiwan, and featuring the work of a range of mainland Chinese researchers, this volume tracks how the immense social forces unleashed by economic  Read more...

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