Love Matches and Arranged Marriages: A Chinese Replication.

  title={Love Matches and Arranged Marriages: A Chinese Replication.},
  author={Xu Xiaohe and Martin King Whyte},
  journal={Journal of Marriage and Family},
Data from a probability sample of 586 ever-married women in Chengdu Sichuan in the Peoples Republic of China are used to examine the transition from arranged to free-choice marriages in that society. Retrospective data on mate-choice experiences reveal that the role of parents has declined sharply while young people more and more dominate the process of spouse selection....Multiple regression analyses indicate that wives matches are more satisfied with their marital relationships than… 

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