EWC Analysis About the Family in East Asia


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Rindfuss, Ronald R., Minja K. Choe, Noriko O. Tsuya, Larry L. Bumpass, and Emi Tamaki (2015). Do low survey response rates bias results? Evidence from Japan. Demographic Research 32(26): 797-828.

Choe, Minja Kim, Larry L. Bumpass, Noriko O. Tsuya, and Ronald R. Rindfuss (2014). Non-traditional family-related attitude trends in Japan: Macro and micro determinants. Population and Development Review 40(2): 241-271.

Tsuya, Noriko O., Larry L. Bumpass, Minja Kim Choe, and Ronald R. Rindfuss (2012). Employment and housework tasks of Japanese couples, 1994-2009. Demographic Research 27: 705-718.

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South Korea
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Choe, Minja Kim (2006). Modernization, gender roles and marriage behavior in South Korea. In Yun-Shik Chang and Steven Hugh Lee, eds. Transformations in Twentieth Century Korea. London: Routledge, pp. 291-309.

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Choe, Minja Kim, and Seung Kwon Kim (2003). Factors associated with low fertility in South Korea and policy implications (in Korean). In Seung Kwon Kim, ed. Study on the development of population policies and programs in responses to low fertility. Seoul: Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, pp. 147-67.

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