Yamamura, Eiji and Andrés, Antonio R. (2011): Influence of age of child on differences in marital satisfaction of males and females in East Asian countries.
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Using individual-level data from China, Korea, and Japan for 2006, this research examines how the age of children of the relationship influences marital satisfaction for males and females in East Asian countries. Our results show that the marital satisfaction of males is barely affected by a child of the relationship, whereas the marital satisfaction of females with a young child is lower than that of females who do not have a child. This result holds for countries of different development stages. There is also a gender differential regarding the effect of young children on marital satisfaction. Furthermore, the more developed the country, the greater this difference becomes.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Influence of age of child on differences in marital satisfaction of males and females in East Asian countries|
|Keywords:||Marital satisfaction, child, East Asian countries, probit|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J13 - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics > D19 - Other
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J16 - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
|Depositing User:||eiji yamamura|
|Date Deposited:||12. Aug 2011 13:13|
|Last Modified:||04. Apr 2013 10:06|
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