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On the Relationship Between the Marriage Squeeze and the Quality of Life of Rural Men in China.
Am J Mens Health. 2017 05; 11(3):702-710.AJ

Abstract

China is facing a male marriage squeeze, as there are more men in the marriage market than potential female partners. As a consequence, some men may fail to ever marry. However, while some studies have suggested that most unmarried men affected by the marriage squeeze in rural China feel a sense of failure, the quality of life of the men who remain unmarried against their will remains largely unexplored. Using data collected in rural Hanbin district of Ankang City (Shaanxi, China), this study analyzes the relationship between the marriage squeeze and the quality of life among rural men. Descriptive analyses indicate that the quality of life of unmarried men aged 28 years and older tends to be worse than for both younger unmarried men and married men. Also, the quality of life of men who perceive the marriage squeeze appears to be worse than that of those who do not. Regression analyses reveal that the perceived marriage squeeze and age independently have a significant negative relationship with the quality of life of rural men.

Authors+Show Affiliations

1 Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.1 Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.2 French National Institute for Demographic Studies, Paris, France.3 Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27923964

Citation

Yang, Xueyan, et al. "On the Relationship Between the Marriage Squeeze and the Quality of Life of Rural Men in China." American Journal of Men's Health, vol. 11, no. 3, 2017, pp. 702-710.
Yang X, Li S, Attané I, et al. On the Relationship Between the Marriage Squeeze and the Quality of Life of Rural Men in China. Am J Mens Health. 2017;11(3):702-710.
Yang, X., Li, S., Attané, I., & Feldman, M. W. (2017). On the Relationship Between the Marriage Squeeze and the Quality of Life of Rural Men in China. American Journal of Men's Health, 11(3), 702-710. https://doi.org/10.1177/1557988316681220
Yang X, et al. On the Relationship Between the Marriage Squeeze and the Quality of Life of Rural Men in China. Am J Mens Health. 2017;11(3):702-710. PubMed PMID: 27923964.
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TY - JOUR T1 - On the Relationship Between the Marriage Squeeze and the Quality of Life of Rural Men in China. AU - Yang,Xueyan, AU - Li,Shuzhuo, AU - Attané,Isabelle, AU - Feldman,Marcus W, Y1 - 2016/12/05/ PY - 2016/12/8/pubmed PY - 2017/10/28/medline PY - 2016/12/8/entrez KW - gender imbalance KW - marriage squeeze KW - quality of life KW - rural men SP - 702 EP - 710 JF - American journal of men's health JO - Am J Mens Health VL - 11 IS - 3 N2 - China is facing a male marriage squeeze, as there are more men in the marriage market than potential female partners. As a consequence, some men may fail to ever marry. However, while some studies have suggested that most unmarried men affected by the marriage squeeze in rural China feel a sense of failure, the quality of life of the men who remain unmarried against their will remains largely unexplored. Using data collected in rural Hanbin district of Ankang City (Shaanxi, China), this study analyzes the relationship between the marriage squeeze and the quality of life among rural men. Descriptive analyses indicate that the quality of life of unmarried men aged 28 years and older tends to be worse than for both younger unmarried men and married men. Also, the quality of life of men who perceive the marriage squeeze appears to be worse than that of those who do not. Regression analyses reveal that the perceived marriage squeeze and age independently have a significant negative relationship with the quality of life of rural men. SN - 1557-9891 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27923964/On_the_Relationship_Between_the_Marriage_Squeeze_and_the_Quality_of_Life_of_Rural_Men_in_China_ L2 - http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1557988316681220?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -