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Article Reference Troff document (with manpage macros)Love, money, and parental goods: Does parental matchmaking matter?
While parental matchmaking has been widespread throughout history and across countries, we know little about the relationship between parental matchmaking and marriage outcomes. Does parental involvement in matchmaking help ensure their needs are better taken care of by married children? This paper finds supportive evidence using a survey of Chinese couples. In particular, parental involvement in matchmaking is associated with having a more submissive wife, a greater number of children, a higher likelihood of having any male children, and a stronger belief of the husband in providing old age support to his parents. These benefits, however, are achieved at the cost of less marital harmony within the couple and lower market income of the wife. The results render support to and extend the findings of Becker, Murphy and Spenkuch (2015) where parents meddle with children's preferences to ensure their commitment to providing parental goods such as old age support.
Located in MPRC People / Ginger Zhe Jin, Ph.D. / Ginger Zhe Jin Publications
Dr. Paula England, Professor of Sociology, New York University
"Understanding Trends and Class Differences in Nonmarital Births"
Located in Coming Up
File Troff document (with manpage macros)Brides for Sale : Cross-Border Marriages and Female Immigration
Soohyung Lee, University of Maryland; Daiji Kawaguchi, Hitotsubashi University //Keywords: Immigration, Marriage, Sex Ratio Imbalance, International Marriages, Crossborder marriages, Assortative Matching; 2012-002
Located in Research / Working Papers / WP Documents
Macroeconomic Conditions and Marital Dissolution
Faculty Associate Melissa Kearney explores marriage markets through an R03 with North Carolina State University
Located in Research / Selected Research