Women In Traditional China

Chinese Traditions

Some Chinese men select to pay a excessive payment to marriage brokers to safe marriage to international women. Many then drive their “wives” to turn into sex workers or farm laborers as a method to cut back their debts. OECD dataindicates Chinese households save about 37 percent of their disposable revenue (Americans save about 7 %). That is double what Chinese households put aside in 1990, and researchers Shang-Jin Wei and Xiaobo Zhang say half of that improve is because of financial savings meant to enhance a son’s probabilities of marrying. Among the costs of a son’s wedding, the “bride price” paid to the bride’s household can reach as excessive as $30,000.