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dc.titleComing of Age in Times of Change: The Transition to Adulthood in China
dc.contributor.authorYeung, W.-J.J.
dc.contributor.authorHu, S.
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-16T02:13:29Z
dc.date.available2014-05-16T02:13:29Z
dc.date.issued2013-03
dc.identifier.citationYeung, W.-J.J., Hu, S. (2013-03). Coming of Age in Times of Change: The Transition to Adulthood in China. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 646 (1) : 149-171. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1177/0002716212468667
dc.identifier.issn00027162
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/52456
dc.description.abstractThis article aims to (1) describe trends for Chinese young adults' pathways into adulthood for birth cohorts that have experienced distinct historical events over the past half century and (2) examine factors that shape young adults' transitioning behavior. We draw data from the 2005 to 2008 Chinese General Social Survey. In contrast to the increasingly protracted trend seen in many Western societies, the more recent Chinese cohorts transitioned to marriage and parenthood sooner than those who grew up during the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution. The economic and education reforms since the late 1970s have greatly increased urban-rural disparity in youths' life trajectories despite their generally positive impact on young adults' educational attainment and economic well-being. While near-universal marriage and childbearing within marriage prevail and son preference remains strong in modern China, evidence suggests that today's young Chinese are exploring new pathways to adulthood, including cohabitation and premarital sex. © American Academy of Political & Social Science 2013.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectChina
dc.subjectcohort analysis
dc.subjecttransition to adulthood
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentSOCIOLOGY
dc.description.doi10.1177/0002716212468667
dc.description.sourcetitleAnnals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
dc.description.volume646
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.page149-171
dc.identifier.isiut000314308500008
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