Changing Patterns of Asian Family Values and Practices: Comparative Studies Based on Cross-National Datasets in Asia

Friday, 20 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
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 changing pattern of Asian family values and practices. The East Asian Social Survey 2016 (EASS 2016) is a comparative survey focusing on family issues in four East Asian societies, which has been conducted as the 10th anniversary of the EASS 2006. Using EASS 2006 and 2016, we are now in a good position to clarify stability and changes of Asian family values and practices for the last 10 years. In addition, more datasets are available that provide the results of surveys in several Asian societies such as the Comparative Asian Family Survey (CAFS) that includes replicated surveys of EASS 2006 in six societies in Southeast and South Asia as well as in Middle East. It is possible to examine whether there are signs of convergence in 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 1) the impacts of recent demographic shifts, 2) the impacts of expanding women’s higher education and 3) the effects of cohort turnover in shaping family changes in Asian societies.
Session Organizer:
Hachiro IWAI, Kyoto University. Graduate School of Education, Japan
Hachiro IWAI, Kyoto University. Graduate School of Education, Japan
Oral Presentations
Changes of Family Values and Behavior in Four East Asian Societies Based on Eass 2006 and Eass 2016
Noriko IWAI, JGSS Research Center, Osaka University of Commerce, Japan; Kuniaki SHISHIDO, Osaka University of Commerce, Japan; Takayuki SASAKI, Osaka University of Commerce, Japan
Asian Family Values in the 21st Century: Overview of Comparative Asian Family Survey Data
Ki-Soo EUN, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea; Heiwa DATE, Shgia University, Japan
Ten-Year Changes of Attitudes Toward Gender Role and Patriarchy in Four East Asian Societies
Yu-Hua CHEN, National Taiwan University, Taiwan; Chin-fen CHANG, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Vietnamese Family Values: Similarities and Differences between Two Large Cities in the North and the South-Ha Noi and Can Tho
Minh NGUYEN, Institute for Family and Gender Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Vietnam
The Employment of Wives and Income Inequality in Japan
Fumiaki OJIMA, Doshisha University, Japan
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