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Marriage in Asia

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Marriage in Asia

Gavin W. Jones, NUS is Professor of Sociology and Director of the J.Y Pillay Comparative Asia Research Centre at the Global Asia Institute, National University of Singapore

(…) Marriage patterns across Asia are diverse. Though many countries in East and Southeast Asia now show patterns of very delayed marriage, not all of them do. The people of Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Myanmar marry late, while the people of Indonesia marry earlier. Almost all women in China are married by the time they reach age 30 — but this pattern is not repeated by ethnic Chinese populations elsewhere in the region (including Hong Kong), which have extreme patterns of delayed marriage. Interestingly, it is not that women marry very young in China, but rather that marriages are concentrated in the 20s to a much greater extent than in other East and Southeast Asian countries. (…)

Read the full article online here  or download full pdf “Marriage in Asia“.

For more background info please visit the East Asia Forum Quarterly.

(retrieved 28.04.2013 at

(reviewed 28.04.2013)

Written by NoToes

28/04/2013 at 14:51

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