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      Confucianism and the Korean Family

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      Journal of Comparative Family Studies
      University of Toronto Press Inc. (UTPress)

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          Abstract

          This paper examines Korea’s contemporary family system and demography in the context of the Confucian tradition and recent socioeconomic changes mediated by Western Influence. In portraying changes the composition, function and structure of the family of today, the discussion contrasts it not only with the recent past but also with the traditional family in the process of industrialization, urbanization and demographic transition in Korean society.

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          Journal
          Journal of Comparative Family Studies
          Journal of Comparative Family Studies
          University of Toronto Press Inc. (UTPress)
          0047-2328
          1929-9850
          March 01 1995
          March 01 1995
          : 26
          : 1
          : 117-134
          Affiliations
          [1 ]Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Political Science, Konkuk University, 93-1 Mojin-Dong, Sungdong-Ku, Seoul, Republic of Korea.
          [2 ]Vice President for Program Development, Easl West Center, 1777 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96848, U.S.A.
          Article
          10.3138/jcfs.26.1.117
          caa9ca41-4b4f-49df-997d-fa72d62704d5
          © 1995
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