Journal of Comparative Family Studies

A journal emphasizing research concerning cross-cultural families for the academic audience.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 3, Autumn

Asymmetry and Symmetry of Conjugal Violence
GENDER ASYMMETRY AND SYMMETRY IN CONJUGAL VIOLENCE Traditional perspectives on conjugal violence have all rested on the empirical assumption that males are more likely than females to engage in violent activity in conjugal relationships. In...
Double-Surnames and Gender Equality: A Proposition and the Spanish Case
INTRODUCTION "We've got to talk about this name deal." - Hillary Rodham, speaking to Bill Clinton about changing her name to his before his 1982 campaign for Governor of Arkansas. (Bruck, 1994: 64) Women have long seen their identities subsumed...
Family Life among El Salvadorans, Guatemalans and Nicaraguans: A Comparative Study
The information base regarding the family life of Central Americans outside their homelands remains limited despite their presence in a number of countries. In this paper I report on a qualitative study conducted among El Salvadorans, Guatemalans...
Impact of Acculturation on Socialization Beliefs and Behavioral Occurences among Indo-Canadian Immigrants
INTRODUCTION The multicultural character of the Canada has emerged as a result of the society hosting immigrants belonging to various ethno-cultural groups. When the immigrants enter Canada, they bring with them a cultural baggage that contains...
Perceptions of Couple Decision Making in Panama
Family is viewed as central to Latin American society, and yet little is known about the interdynamics between husbands and wives within a patriarchal society that has had strong influences from the Roman Catholic Church. Family is the context in which...
Preserving Multiple Ancestry: Intermarriage and Mixed Births in Hawaii
A fundamental indicator of the extent to which cultural boundaries between groups are being preserved or being eroded is to be found in data on intermarriage. Many studies have taken an increase in intermarriage to indicate a decline in social distance...
The Impact of Race on Divorce in the United States
The study of marital instability continues to attract the attention of social and behavioral scientists including sociologists, psychologists and psychiatrists, in part because marital disruption has been observed to have consequences for both individuals...
The Two-Child Family: The Egyptian Model of Family Planning
The concern over population growth is not new, nor have the parameters of the debate about its potential consequences changed very much during the last 200 years (Moffet, 1994, Sen, 1994, Wangh, 1995, U.S. News, 1994, Wattenberg, 1987). In his 1798...
Well-Being of Youngsters of Divorce without Contact with Nonresident Parents in the Netherlands
INTRODUCTION In this article the relation between variables denoting well-being and lack of contact with a nonresident parent will be explored for youngsters aged from 12 to 24 years in the Netherlands (1). Most studies stress the importance...