Family Structure in Rural Korea

농촌 가족구조 분석

  • Published : 1994.04.01


The purpose of the study was to analyze the family structure in rural Korea systematically and comprehensively according to the broad concept. The data was collected from 810 rural households by interview method with questionnaire. For the analysis, family structure was divided into aspects of static structure and dynamic structure. The static structure was constructed by two components of demographic structure and typological structure. The dynamic structure was also constructed by three components of decision making structure, role structure, and dynamic relationship structure of family members. In demographic structure, family size was 4.1 persons, families, with more female were 35.2%, and families with elder husband than wife were 82.5%, In the typological structure, nuclear family type with two-generation was predominant. In dynamic structure, role structure was autonomic type while conjugal power structure was compounded type with autonomic, syncratic, and husband-dominant type.