Research on the change of Chinese family development capability in the past 40 years of the reform and opening up


KAN Xinglong;ZHU Yingrun


Northeast Asian Studies College of Jilin University;Zhuhai College of Jilin University;Zhuhai College of Jilin University


The family is basic unit of society, and its development capability determines the level of the overall social development capability. The measurement of family development capability is the scientific premise for the formulation of family development policies. This paper constructs the index system of family development capability, measures the family development capability in China, and applies the coupling analysis method based on principal component analysis. The development index weight of each subsystem is obtained through principal component analysis, which makes up for the defect of subjective assignment of first-level index in most coupling methods, and makes the coupling degree analysis more objective and reasonable. The result shows that the comprehensive index of Chinese family’s development capability has been rising steadily since the reform and opening up 40 years ago. At the same time, there is also an imbalance in the internal structure of family development. The three subsystems of family economy, population reproduction development and life development show great differences in the development process: the development capability of family economy and life continues to improve, while the ability of family population reproduction development gradually decreases. The coordination degree of the three sub-systems of family development capability rises first and then falls, and the decline of family population reproduction development capability affects the family development capability of China. The increasing coupling degree of the three subsystems of Chinese family development capability indicates that the interaction influence among the subsystems is strengthened. In the future, the country should focus on strengthening the reproduction capacity of the family, give more precise support to the family itself in education, medical care, old-age care, tax and other aspects, improve the internal imbalance of the family development capability, and promote the coordinated development of various subsystems so as to continuously and steadily improve the development capability of the Chinese family.


China;family;development capability;coupling analysis


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