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Family, Work and Wellbeing in Asia

  • Ming-Chang Tsai
  • Wan-chi Chen

Part of the Quality of Life in Asia book series (QLAS, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ming-Chang Tsai, Wan-chi Chen
      Pages 3-17
  3. Family Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
  4. Gender, Work and Culture

  5. Family and Work: Reconciliation, Wellbeing and Frustration

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 211-213

About this book


This book delivers timely research on the various interfaces of family and work, and their impacts on individual wellbeing in East and Southeast Asia. It highlights changing family structures and processes, with special attention to inter-generational relationships, gender roles, cultural norms and employment. The book presents both qualitative and quantitative research works, adopting a comparative approach to analyze a number of demographics. In-depth field studies are also included, which present in detail the daily efforts of certain populations to attain better living standards by mobilizing available resources from within and outside the family. As such, the book is a valuable addition to contemporary research perspectives on family, work and living conditions in Asia.


Family in Asia Family-work Conflict in Asia Quality of Life in Asia Gender and Division of Labor in Asia Inter-generational Relationships in Asia

Editors and affiliations

  • Ming-Chang Tsai
    • 1
  • Wan-chi Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Asia-Pacific Area StudiesAcademia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of SociologyNational Taipei UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

About the editors

Ming-Chang Tsai is a Research Fellow and Executive Director of the Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies, RCHSS, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. He is currently President of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee of Social Indicators (RC 55), and Vice-President of the International Society for Quality of Life Studies. His primary research interest is in quality of life comparisons in East Asian countries. His recent works include a number of journal articles on comparative studies of family relationships, inter-generational exchange and wellbeing.
Wan-Chi Chen is Professor of Sociology at National Taipei University, Taiwan. She is currently the Director of Research Center for Taiwan Development, National Taipei University. Her research areas include education, family, gender and work, with a particular interest in the causes and consequences of individual educational outcomes and how East Asian educational systems work. Her recent works include a number of journal articles on divorce, family relationships, high school tracking in Taiwan, and also the use of social media in social movements.

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