We also address whether the strong link between family structure and important educational outcomes that we find in the U. We found an advantage for children living in two-parent families in most middle- and high-income countries. In many low-income countries, we found no such advantage to living with two parents, and in some cases, it was even a disadvantage. This blog focuses on Asia, where traditional two-parent families are common, yet the link between family structure and educational outcomes is weaker than in the West. Among the nine Asian countries included in the report, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan , children are most often raised by two-married parents often assisted by extended family members. Some key findings:. There is a wide range in the socioeconomic indicators.
Chapter 14. Marriage and Family
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In the later days before its demise as a republic, family life and human character as well as society decayed through divorce, adultery, sexual license, hedonistic behavior, and lack of education of children. That was Rome and could be America. Throughout the course of Western civilization, familism marriage, the family, and reproduction has been a key element of civil society—and a principal interface with human nature—with the furtherance of character and moral values as important purposes, according to former Harvard sociologist Carle E. Zimmerman in Family and Civilization The family has played different roles relative to church and state, with strong domestic families constituting the spring and essence of peak periods of the West. Conversely, family disintegration was a key factor, both cause and effect, in the demise of the Greek and Roman civilizations. What is the state of marriage and familism in America?
Christina and James met in college and have been dating for more than five years. For the past two years, they have been living together in a condo they purchased jointly. While Christina and James were confident in their decision to enter into a commitment such as a year mortgage , they are unsure if they want to enter into marriage.
East Asia is the eastern subregion of Asia , defined in both geographical  and ethno-cultural  terms. The region was the cradle of various ancient civilizations such as ancient China , ancient Japan , ancient Korea , and the Mongol Empire. For thousands of years, China largely influenced East Asia as it was principally the leading civilization in the region , exerting its enormous prestige and influence on its neighbors. The Chinese calendar preserves traditional East Asian culture and serves as the root to which many other East Asian calendars are derived from.