Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 1, Winter

A Case Study of Buraku and Non-Buraku Couples in Japan
In a report to the United Nations in 1980, Japan claimed that no minority groups existed within its borders (Weiner, 1997). The Japanese perceive themselves as an ethnically homogeneous society (see Lie, 2001). Despite the government's effort to portray...
Detrimental Effects of Living with a Grandparent: Cross-National Evidence
Co-residing grandparents would generally be regarded as beneficial to modern families. Grandparents can help with the general running of the household--cooking, cleaning and child-minding--allowing younger adult members of the household to spend more...
Editor's Note
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Informal Unions in Mexico and the United States
The dramatic rise in cohabitation in the United States and other Western industrial societies has raised substantial debate regarding the future of marriage and the well-being of children in non-legal unions or relationships (Batalova and Cohen, 2002)....
Marriage Type and Relative Spousal Power in Ghana: Changing Effects of Monogamy during Early Fertility Decline
INTRODUCTION In societies where polygynous marriage is legal, monogamously married women could represent a more empowered subset of the female population as they are participating in a relatively modern social institution. Monogamy is also linked...
Mexican American Siblings Caring for Aging Parents: Processes of Caregiver Selection/Designation
The future provision of care to older adults in the U.S. will be influenced by anticipated demographic changes including increasing life expectancies, declining birth rates among the general U.S. population (Alford-Cooper, 1993; Himes, 1994), and increases...
"New Fatherhood" in Practice: Domestic and Parental Work Performed by Men in France and in the Netherlands
In most European countries today, the division of labour between men and women shows a new aspect. The main difference lies in the increasing participation of women, including mothers, in paid work. In recent times, such work has been performed in...
Predictors of Parent Involvement across Contexts in Asian American and European American Families
Why do some parents become involved in their children's education more than others? Over the past two decades, there has been extensive discussion of the important role of parent involvement in children's educational success. Parent involvement has...
Pregnancy Intention and Father Involvement in Guatemala
INTRODUCTION It is well documented that fathers' absence or involvement can greatly impact the health and social well-being of their children (McLanahan and Carolson, 2002; Duncan and Brooks-Gunn, 1997; Lamb, 1997). Moreover, in recent years, greater...
The Division of Household Labor in Taiwan
With the rapid economic development and the expanding demand for women's labor, female labor force participation rates in Taiwan climbed from 32.6% in 1966 to 46.1% in 2001 (Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, 2002). Consequently,...