HomeAsia-Pacific Social Science Reviewvol. 14 no. 2 (2014)

Comparing the Child-Rearing Goals of Women in Taiwan and in its Marriage-based Immigrants’ Countries of Origin

Shou-lu Lee

Discipline: Culture



This study compares the child-rearing goals of women in Taiwan and in Taiwanese immigrant women’s countries of origin. The legit regression results clearly show distinct cultural variations in child-rearing goals in different countries, even when differences in socio-economic status are considered. Despite their complex historical links, Chinese women do not appear to be more similar to Taiwanese women than are Indonesian, or Vietnamese women in terms of child-rearing goals. These findings have implications for the socio-economic policies of the Taiwanese government and effective communication and instruction in schools. In addition, the findings also have implications for Asian countries affected by marriage immigration and emigration.