The Vietnamese Double Marriage Squeeze 1

  title={The Vietnamese Double Marriage Squeeze 1},
  author={Daniel Goodkind},
  journal={International Migration Review},
  pages={108 - 127}
  • D. Goodkind
  • Published 21 January 1997
  • Political Science
  • International Migration Review
According to Guttentag and Secord (1983), the relative balance of power between the sexes is determined by dynamic interactions of dyadic and structural power. Dyadic power accrues to whichever sex is relatively rare owing to the larger proportion of potential relationships available to it, the demographic dimensions of which are commonly known as a marriage squeeze. Structural power refers to control over economic, political or legal resources: men or women, according to the thesis, attempt to… 

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