Marriage and Family in East Asia: Continuity and Change.

  title={Marriage and Family in East Asia: Continuity and Change.},
  author={James M. Raymo and Hyunjoon Park and Yu Xie and Wei-Jun Jean Yeung},
  journal={Annual review of sociology},
Trends toward later and less marriage and childbearing in East Asia have been even more pronounced than in the West. At the same time, many other features of East Asian families have changed very little. We review recent research on trends in a wide range of family behaviors in China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. We also draw upon a range of theoretical frameworks to argue that trends in marriage and fertility reflect tension between rapid social and economic change and limited change in family… CONTINUE READING
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