学术论著 | 杜世超:父母介入的成婚方式是否会影响夫妻健康?

发布时间:2023-10-12浏览次数:584

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“学术论著”是社会发展与公共政策学院推出的学术栏目,介绍本院教师新近发表的前沿研究。本期推荐文章来自社会学系杜世超青年副研究员。

Du, S. (2023). (Un)Health from parental intervention: Does the marriage formation pathway influence married people’s health? Social Science & Medicine, 336: 116250.


期刊介绍

Social Science & Medicine是健康与医学领域的国际著名学术期刊,致力于发表社会科学与医学交叉学科的研究。



研究介绍

父母为子女安排相亲等婚姻实践在我国屡见不鲜,不少年轻人依然依靠父母的介入或父母的社会网络来成婚,但是鲜有研究探索这种成婚方式是否会对婚姻福祉产生影响。本研究以夫妻健康作为一项指标,研究父母介入的成婚方式是否会影响婚姻福祉。一方面,从发展主义和个体主义的角度而言,相较自主成婚,父母介入的婚姻缺少夫妻之间的情感联结,导致婚姻所提供的健康支持较少,影响夫妻健康。但另一方面,父母介入的婚姻意味着双方家庭对夫妻更高的代际支持,这对夫妻健康有利。同时,我们也应该警惕选择性偏误的存在,即健康状况较差(在婚姻市场上吸引力较差)的人更有可能依靠父母的帮助进入婚姻。通过使用父辈社区孝道文化构建的工具变量,本研究发现父母介入与夫妻健康之间存在负相关,但当工具变量的因果推断引入之后,负相关消失。由此,本研究得出结论:父母介入与夫妻健康之间并不存在显著的相关关系,二者之间的联系更可能是婚姻市场中高度的(健康)选择所造成的。



文章摘要

The relationship between marriage and its health consequences has been well documented. Yet, little is known about whether health disparities still exist among married people due to different marriage formation pathways. Using data from a special module of the Chinese General Social Survey, this study examines the health effects of parental intervention in children’s marriage formation. Results show that parental intervention in marriage formation is negatively associated with married people’s self-rated health, but the association disappears after the selection effect is controlled for. These results suggest that the selection effect largely explains the association between parent-intervened marriage and its negative health outcomes among married people. That is to say, people with poorer health are more likely to rely on their parents for marriage formation. The findings are found in both husbands and wives and hold robust in multiple robustness tests. This study extends marriage-health research from the comparison between married and single people to the comparison within the married group.


作者简介

杜世超,现任动漫《病勤夜栋》2社会学系青年副研究员,主要研究方向为婚姻与家庭、社会网络、健康行为,及文化社会学。近年在Social Science & Medicine, Higher Education, Chinese Sociological Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Population Research and Policy Review, China Quarterly, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics等中英文期刊、SCI及SSCI杂志上发表文章十余篇。