Patrilocality and Early Marital Co-residence in Rural China

Full Citation: Lavely, W. and Ren, X., “Patrilocality and Early Marital Co-residence in Rural China, 1955–85,” 130 THE CHINA QUARTERLY 378 (1992).

Patrilocality and Early Marital Co-residence in Rural China

The story of the rural Chinese family household in the post-Mao period is generally told in one of three ways, which might be labelled modernization, tradition restored, and demographic determinism. Modernization parallels the family theories of classical sociology: economic development and education tend to undermine extended family living arrangements by instilling nuclear family preferences, while

Languages: English

Year: 1992

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