Child parenting in urban two-child family: resources allocation and raising style

XU Zhening1

(1.Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences Institute of Social Science)

【Abstract】Based on the survey data from Questionnaire on Family Parenting among the Parents of Primary School Students in Shanghai, this study tries to explore whether raising two-child could dilute the family resources, the raising features of two-child family and the influencing factors. According to the results, in the process of raising children in two-child family, there exists some dilution effect in economic resources, but the allocation of educational resources might not decrease due to raising two children. Compared with one-child parents, two-child parents are more satisfied with parent-child relationship, and they have more active evaluation of the children’s individuality. Regarding the different types of two-child family, the parents rearing two boys have more negative parenting experience, while the parents rearing two girls have more positive parenting experience. In addition, the factors including the educational level of parents, parenting role, birth order and negative life events could influence raising the two-child.

【Keywords】 birth order; parenting differences; economic resources; educational resources;

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【Funds】 the National Social Science Fund of China (13BRK009)

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    [1]. ① In foreign studies, there are several possibilities for the number of children attributed to the differences in the fertility policy. Therefore, they are not specialized in two-child parenting, yet the research method and content still provide a good reference for this study. [^Back]

    [2]. ① The negative life events are compiled by reference to the Life Event Scale (LES) (Yang and Zhang, 1990). [^Back]

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ISSN:1008-1437

CN: 11-3280/C

Vol , No. 06, Pages 26-35+91-92

November 2017

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Abstract

  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Data and methodology
  • 3 Results and analysis
  • 4 Conclusions and discussions
  • Footnote

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