Understanding Chinese Families: A Comparative Study of Taiwan and Southeast China by C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Ruoh-Rong Yu
Published By: Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press ISBN: 978-0-19-957809-2 Date of Publication: 2010
Book Review Detail
Aloysius Siow of University of Toronto
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.49.3.719.r16 Review Pages: 758-60
Book Review Abstract
Aloysius Siow of University of Toronto reviews "Understanding Chinese Families: A Comparative Study of Taiwan and Southeast China" by C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Ruoh-Rong Yu. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins "Analyzes the contemporary Chinese family in Taiwan and Southeast China using a study of longitudinal data. Discusses an introduction to Chinese families; social backgrounds of China and Taiwan; coresidence and family size; family fertility; marriage patterns; housework and household decisions; revealed son preferences; the role of the family in child education; intergenerational mobility; family reciprocal supports; parental transfers and child feedbacks; and changing gender preferences in Taiwan. Chu is with the Faculty of Economics at the National Taiwan University and Distinguished Research Fellow of the Institute of Economics at Academia Sinica. Yu is Associate Fellow with the Centre for Survey Research at Academia Sinica. Index."
D13: Household Production and Intrahousehold Allocation J12: Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure; Domestic Abuse J13: Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth J16: Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination O15: Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration P36: Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions: Consumer Economics; Health, Education and Training, Welfare, and Poverty