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Couple Similarity and Life Satisfaction: A Study of Young Couples in Shanghai of Mainland China

Chinese Families: Tradition, Modernisation, and Change

ISBN: 978-1-80071-157-0, eISBN: 978-1-80071-156-3

ISSN: 1530-3535

Publication date: 25 January 2021

Abstract

Values: This chapter highlights the importance of hukou hypergamy in life satisfaction for married couples, in particular, lower-educated couples in Shanghai. These findings reveal an implicit but persistent preference for male-dominated family model, where husbands retain a higher decision-making power that, in turn, promotes life satisfaction for both partners.

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Funding

The study is supported by China Social Science Foundation (17CRK023).

Citation

Shen, K., Xu, H.B., Joshi, O. and Chen, F. (2021), "Couple Similarity and Life Satisfaction: A Study of Young Couples in Shanghai of Mainland China", Kan, M.-Y. and Blair, S.L. (Ed.) Chinese Families: Tradition, Modernisation, and Change (Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, Vol. 16), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 107-126. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1530-353520210000016006

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