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    Is "per traditioin" used properly here?

    Should it be "as per tradition"?

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    The geopolitical stakes are high for a region home to more than one-fifth of humanity and the factory floor of the global economy. Most East Asian countries, including China, have invested little in creating a social safety net; per tradition, children are expected to care for aging parents. But China's economic miracle has brought rising income levels and city skylines -- as well as rising marriage ages and divorce rates, even as the one-child policy has driven down fertility. (In fact, childbearing across East Asia has plunged since the 1960s, from 5.3 children per woman to 1.6 children today.) So as the region modernizes and struggles to create First World health-care and retirement systems, fewer and fewer young workers will be there to pick up the tab to support the elderly. TVs, iPhones, and tennis shoes -- all now made in China -- could become much more expensive. And East Asia's humming factories could lose their competitive edge.

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    Re: Is "per traditioin" used properly here?

    Most East Asian countries, including China, have invested little in creating a social safety net; per tradition, children are expected to care for aging parents.

    This usage is fine, with the sense of "in accordance with tradition", but "as per tradition/usual/the law (etc)" is the more common form.

    not a teacher

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