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dc.contributor.authorGruijters, Rob Janen
dc.contributor.authorErmisch, Jen
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-20T00:31:27Z
dc.date.available2018-12-20T00:31:27Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-01en
dc.identifier.issn0022-2445
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/287246
dc.description.abstract© 2018 National Council on Family Relations Objective: The study describes current patterns of intergenerational proximity in China and analyzes the structural conditions that are associated with couples' proximity to the husband's and the wife's parents. Background: Patrilocality is a core aspect of the traditional Chinese kinship system and is deeply rooted in Confucian beliefs. In recent decades, however, this custom has been challenged by internal migration as well changes in family values and preferences. Method: The authors model the effect of each spouse's household registration (hukou) origin, education level, and sibling structure on intergenerational proximity using a nationally representative sample of 4,256 couples derived from the 2010 China Family Panel Studies. Results: Almost 75% of married Chinese couples live with or in close proximity to the husband's parents. There is, however, a strong social gradient in intergenerational proximity, and patrilocality is particularly pronounced among rural-origin and less-educated couples. Matrilocal residence remains unusual, although it is more likely when the wife has no brothers. Conclusion: The custom of patrilocal residence demonstrates a remarkable resilience, even as other patriarchal traditions have crumbled in the face of China's Great Transformation. Implications: The authors provide explanations for the persistence of patrilocality and discuss implications for intergenerational support, gender inequality, and son preference.
dc.titlePatrilocal, Matrilocal, or Neolocal? Intergenerational Proximity of Married Couples in Chinaen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage566
prism.issueIdentifier3en
prism.publicationDate2019en
prism.publicationNameJournal of Marriage and Familyen
prism.startingPage549
prism.volume81en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.34553
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-08-02en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/jomf.12538en
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-06-01en
dc.contributor.orcidGruijters, Rob Jan [0000-0003-0599-5046]
dc.identifier.eissn1741-3737
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2019-01-01


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