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NEW DEMOGRAPHICS AND OLD DESIGNS: THE CHINESE FAMILY AMID INDUCED POPULATION TRANSITION

H. Yuan TIEN and Che-fu LEE
Social Science Quarterly
Vol. 69, No. 3 (September 1988), pp. 605-628
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/42862441
Page Count: 24
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Abstract

Previous dire predictions on the fate of the Chinese family are questioned on the premise that, as industrialization and urbanization have been neither fast nor vast, the country's new demographics arising from a rapidly induced population transition are enhancing the viability of households of old designs. Local, national, and comparative data show that households encompassing three generations or more remain prevalent. Given their practicality, such "habits of head" have probably been rendered durable beyond the present.

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