The Changing Attitude of the Families with Only One Daughter Towards Son - preference in the Rural of Hubei
CI Qin - ying TIAN Yu - jie ( Sociology Department of Central China Science and Technology University, Wuhan 430074)
Under the background of increasingly high birth sex ratio, there are a steady group of families bearing one girl child in Hubei's rural area in the past years. Obviously it means a new change against the traditional son - preference. Based on a survey in Hubei, this paper tries to understand the difference in general living status, child-bearing desire, sex equality between the families bearing just one daughter and those bearing son or sons, further to trace the variables which may affect or weaken the traditional son - preference in the purpose of finding ways to control the high sex ratio in the rural area.