Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 2, Spring

Changing Social Expectations for Work and Family Involvement among Korean Fathers
Recent studies of fatherhood have prioritized men's caregiving experiences alongside men's providing experiences (Lamb, 2000; Pleck, 1997). Fewer studies, however, have explored how this multi-faceted fatherhood is shaped by different cultural contexts...
Changing Transition to Adulthood in Urban Burkina Faso
INTRODUCTION In Burkina Faso, like in many other sub-Saharan African countries, the socialization of children into adult life was traditionally marked by a series of symbolic and educational steps and was the responsibility of the entire community....
Experiencing Racism: Differences in the Experiences of Whites Married to Blacks and Non-Black Racial Minorities
Interracial marriages between blacks and majority group members face higher social sanctions than other interracial unions (Herring & Amissah, 1997; Lewis & Yancey, 1995; Spickard, 1989; Yancey, 2003). This higher level of rejection is reflective...
How Many Melting Pots? Intermarriage, Panethnicity, and the Black/non-Black Divide in the United States
INTRODUCTION Marriage choices have long been used to assess the importance of social distinctions such as education, race, religion, and social class. These studies view marriage as a form of social interaction, using the extent to which groups...
Labour Division and Family Cohesion among Bedouin Flock Raiser Households in Scattered Rural Settlements in the Negev Desert, Southern Israel
INTRODUCTION The Negev Desert, 12,500 square km in size, is part of the Sahara-Arabian belt. It borders the Mediterranean Sea to the west, the Sinai Peninsula to the south, the Arava valley to the east, and the 200 mm isohyets to the north. The...
Love Styles: A Cross-Cultural Study of British, Indian, and Portuguese College Students
Love is among the most fundamental aspects of the experience of being human. After decades of neglect, science has become infatuated with love. In recent years there has been a major resurgence of interest within social psychology in the subject of...
The Cost of War: The Children of Iraq
In late 1970s, Iraq was among the most developed countries in the Middle East, with a sophisticated human infrastructure and the second largest oil reserves in the world. However, the Iraq-Iran war from 1980 to 1988, followed in 1991 by the American...
The Lost Years: Assessing Family Change in St. Petersburg, Russia, between 1983 and 2003
The transition from communism to capitalism following the breakup of the U.S.S.R. provides a unique opportunity to analyze the impact of radical social change upon 'the relationship.' Within this study, the city of St. Petersburg serves as a laboratory...
The Pace of Fertility Decline in Iran: Finding from the Demographic and Health Survey
INTRODUCTION During the 1970s many developing countries experienced some transition to lower fertility (Coale, 1983). The size of fertility decline was remarkable in some countries such as those in Southeast Asia (Hirschman and Guest, 1990). On...