Convergence or Divergence of Asian Family Values and Practices: Comparative Studies Based on Cross-National Datasets in Asia

Monday, 11 July 2016: 16:00-17:30
Location: Hörsaal 41 (Main Building)
RC06 Family Research (host committee)

Language: English

This session examines recent changes of family values and practices in Asian societies using major cross-national datasets. A recent development of such datasets in the Asian region enables researchers to discuss about diversity and similarities of Asian families. The East Asian Social Survey 2006 (EASS 2006) is a comparative survey focusing on the family conducted in four societies in East Asia. The Comparative Asian Family Survey (CAFS) includes replicated surveys of EASS 2006 in five societies in Southeast and South Asia as well as in the Middle East. There are more datasets that provide the results of surveys in several Asian societies.

This session welcomes papers based on quantitative analyses using one or more of these cross-national datasets in the Asian region. Topics include gender role attitudes, patriarchal values, marital satisfaction, intergenerational support and family solidarity. Special focus is on:

  • the impacts of globalization on family across societies, 
  • whether there are signs of convergence and
  • the effects of cohort turnover in shaping family changes in Asian societies.
Session Organizers:
Hachiro IWAI, Kyoto University, Japan and Ki-Soo EUN, Seoul National University, South Korea
Living Arrangement Preferences in Southeast Asian Modern Societies
Patcharawalai WONGBOONSIN, College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; Pataporn SUKONTAMARN, College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
The Variety of Family Life in East Asia: A Comparative Study Using Issp 2012
Kota TOMA, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Japan
Practice of Intergenerational Support and Its Predictors: Evidence from Bangkok Metropolis, Hanoi and Kuala Lumpur
Jo-Pei TAN, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom; Ibrahim RAHIMAH, Institute of Gerontology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia; Patcharawalai WONGBOONSIN, College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; Kua WONGBOONSIN, Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; Huu Minh NGUYEN, Institute for Family and Gender Studies, Vietnam
Gender Role Attitudes and Housework Division in East Asia
Shu HU, National University of Singapore, Singapore; Wei-Jun YEUNG, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Early Family and School Negative Experience and Later Life Development: A Prospective Study
WenHsu LIN, Academia Sinica, Taiwan; Chin-Chun YI, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
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