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