Journal of Social and Political


ISSN 2615-3718 (Online)

ISSN 2621-5675 (Print)

Published: 25 December 2019

Studies on Trans-generational Rearing in Chinese Families from 2013-2019: A Systematic Literature Review

Shufen Huang, Xuefeng Yan

Qingyuan Polytechnic, Qingxin District Fengxia High School, China

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Pages: 1009-1016

Keywords: Trans-generational Rearing, Chinese Families, 2012-2019, Literature Review


As China opened up and reformed, China has experienced a rapid change in urbanization and economic growth. Therefore, more and more young couples try to find their fortune in the cities, leaving their young children behind in rural areas or under the rearing of their older generations. In such a case, trans-generational rearing and education have become a very common phenomenon in China. In the past seven years, quite a lot of Chinese scholars have looked into the problems and related aspects of trans-generational rearing in China. This article has reviewed forty-four articles related to the topic from CNKI database and found that the study trend of this topic has changed from previous cause and effect study to the strategical exploration on how to improve the quality of trans-generational rearing.


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