A Comparative Family Study Reading Group
The reading group was initiated in the beginning of 2013 by the Changing Family in Asia cluster. The group gathers regularly every two weeks and welcomed anyone who is interested in reading about family research. The purpose of the group is to learn about research on family changes in various Asian societies, focusing on Southeast Asia, East Asia and South Asia though we read literature about families all over the world. We cover, but not limited to, the following topics, changing family formation patterns, such as rising marriage age, declining fertility and emerging of alternative family forms; transition to adulthood, aging trend and consequences, changing gender and intergenerational relations; and the interactions of the family with other social organizations (such as labor market, state, and school). Each member takes turns to lead a session. Readings go crossing disciplinary boundaries, including sociology, demography, economics, anthropology and psychology. We also discuss members’ working papers to provide comments for publications.
For anyone who is interested in joining the reading group, please feel free to contact Adam Ka Lok Chueng (email@example.com
), or Yingchun Ji (firstname.lastname@example.org
) for more information.