Marital instability in East Asian societies: A comparative study of China, Taiwan, and South Korea
Posted on 16. Aug, 2010 by James Miller
|Title||Marital instability in East Asian societies: A comparative study of China, Taiwan, and South Korea|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Rich, Susan Lynne|
|ISBN Number||9780549893950, 0549893954|
|Keywords||Ethnic studies, family studies, Individual &, Social structure|
The rising trend in marital instability and divorce is a topic of discussion nearly world-wide. While divorce affects considerably fewer people in non-Western societies, its rising trend and impact are quite alarming. Given the well established findings in the West, it is useful to study divorce and marital instability in non-Western societies so that prior findings from the West can be scrutinized and validated cross-culturally. This study is necessary because the theories developed in the West may not be entirely applicable to non-Western societies and cultural factors may in some cases be more important than socio-economic factors.