Title: Institutional arrangement, economic growth and cultural conflict: an investigation on the policy of 'family planning' in China

Authors: Yinyin Cai; Zhong Li; Jian Wang

Addresses: School of Economics and Management, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China ' School of Economics and Management, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China ' School of Economics and Management, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Abstract: This paper attempts to describe a phenomenon of cultural conflict arising from new institutional arrangements that are devised to obtain a better economic growth by investigating the effects of China's policy of 'family planning'. We find that the policy of 'family planning' as an institutional arrangement conflicts with China's fertility culture. Although many draconian measures have been used to limit births under the policy of 'family planning', the influences of China's fertility culture still remain. It can help to understand the relationship among institutional arrangement, economic growth and cultural conflict.

Keywords: institutional arrangements; economic growth; cultural conflict; culture; family planning; China.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCCM.2013.055447

International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management, 2013 Vol.3 No.3, pp.287 - 302

Received: 29 Aug 2012
Accepted: 17 Jun 2013

Published online: 18 Sep 2014 *

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