Spousal-residence separation among Chinese young couples.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The factors affecting the residential separation of spouses in China are examined. "Based on the microdata of the 1987 National Population Survey, we find that the variation in spousal-residence separations among Chinese young couples in the mid-1980s is well explained by personal and household factors within a multivariate model. The separations were aggravated by migrations for the reasons of employment or education. Although marriage migrations reduced the number of separations, those who had been married for a short period of time...were more prone to be separated. It is ironic that the higher a person's level of education, the greater the tendency for them to suffer the pain of spousal-residence separation. Household status could also be a very important factor: the lower the household status of a married individual, the more likely that he (or she) would be separated from their spouse."

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ma, Z; Liaw K-l, ; Zeng, Y

Published Date

  • May 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 877 - 890

PubMed ID

  • 12347392

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0308-518X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1068/a280877


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States