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Families in Southeast and South Asia

Yeung, Wei-Jun Jean; Desai, Sonalde; Jones, Gavin


Southeast and South Asia are home to one-third of the world's population. Their great economic and cultural diversity makes generalization about family patterns and trends hazardous. We review literature on trends in fertility, marriage, divorce, and living arrangements in the past half century. The explanations for these trends focus on structural and ideological changes related to socioeconomic development; cultural factors including kinship system, religion, and ethnicity; and public...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Annual Review of Sociology
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-soc-073117-041124


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