Journal of Marriage and Family

The Journal of Marriage and Family is a quarterly journal published by the National Council on Family Relations in Minneapolis, Minn. Its subjects are marriage and family and its audience is comprised of researchers, scholars, academics, practitioners of psychology and other professionals working in this field.

Articles from Vol. 60, No. 4, November

Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence
Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence. Philip W. Cook. Westport, CT: Praeger. 1997. 195 pp. ISBN 0-275-95862-0. $26.95 cloth. Philip Cook is a former broadcast journalist who has won awards from several journalism associations for his reporting....
An Intergenerational Examination of Patterns of Individual and Family Adjustment
SUZANNE BARTLE-HARING The Ohio State University RONALD SABATELLI University of Connecticut* Using a multigenerational-systemic model of individual and family development, we propose a model connecting parents' experiences of family of origin, parents'...
Avenues and Barriers to Residential Mobility among Single Mothers
ScOTt J. SouTH State University of New York at Albany KYLE D. CROWDER Western Washington University* Longitudinal data from the Panel Study of Income Dynamics are combined with local census data to examine single mothers' patterns and determinants of...
Between Voice and Silence: Women and Girls, Race and Relationship
Between Voice and Silence: Women and Girls, Race and Relationship. Jill M. Taylor, Carol Gilligan, & Amy M. Sullivan. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1995. 253 pp. ISBN 0-674-06880-7. $14.95 paper. What thoughts and feelings do girls from...
Caring for Elderly Parents: Juggling Work, Family, and Caregiving in Middle and Working Class Families
Caring for Elderly Parents: Juggling Work, Family, and Caregiving in Middle and Working Class Families. Deborah M. Merrill. Westport, CT. 1997. 248 pp. ISBN 0-86569-269-6. $55.00 cloth. This book reports on a qualitative study of 50 primary caregivers...
Does It Hurt to Care? Caregiving, Work-Family Conflict, and Midlife Well-Being
This study examined the effects of caregiving for disabled children, spouses, parents, and other kin and nonkin on multiple positive and negative dimensions of psychological well-being and development using data from a population sample of employed,...
Do Safety Nets Work? the Role of Anticipated Help in Times of Need
DAVID J. EGGEBEEN Pennsylvania State University ADAM DAVEY University of Georgia* A sample of parents (aged 50+) drawn from the 1988 and 1992 waves of the National Survey of Families and Households was used to examine two questions: How responsive is...
Effects of Life Course Transitions on the Quality of Relationships between Adult Children and Their Parents
Parents and children are connected throughout their lives. Each generation experiences life course transitions, and these, in turn, influence the lives of the other generation. Using data from the 19871988 and 1992-1994 waves of the National Survey of...
Employment Status, Psychological Well-Being, Social Support, and Physical Discipline Practices of Single Black Mothers
We investigated the effects of depressive symptomatology, parental stress, and instrumental support on maternal spanking. Although we found no associations between employment status, per se, and the frequency of spanking, our results show that employment...
Family Life in Black America
Family Life in Black America. Robert J. Taylor, James Jackson, & Linda Chatters (Eds.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 1997. 377 pp. ISBN 08039-5290-2. $42.95 cloth, $21.95 paper. Family Life in Black America is a remarkably insightful exploration of African...
Family, Religiosity, and the Risk of Adolescent Drug Use
With questionnaire data from a random sample of 13,250 adolescents, we used structural equation modeling to estimate how mother-adolescent bonding, father-adolescent bonding, parental monitoring, family aggression, family drug problems, and religiosity...
Fathering over Time: What Makes the Difference?
This article examines how much fathers participate in child care, an important component of domestic duties, and factors related to it. It has the advantage of longitudinal data, so that it is possible to look at changes in fathers' participation and...
Gay and Lesbian Couples: Voices from Lasting Relationships
Gay and Lesbian Couples: Voices from Lasting Relationships. Richard A. Mackey, Bernard A. O'Brien, & Eileen F. Mackey. Westport, CT: Praeger. 1997. 202 pp. ISBN 0-275-95847-7. $19.95 paper. Although same-sex couples have received some attention from...
Gendered Situations, Gendered Selves / Gender and Close Relationships
Gendered Situations, Gendered Selves. Judith A. Howard & Jocelyn Hollander. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 1997. 209 pp. ISBN 0-8039-5604-5. $47.50 cloth, $19.95 paper. Gender and Close Relationships. Barbara A. Winstead, Valerian Derlega, & Suzanna...
Gender Liberation, Economic Squeeze, or Fear of Strangers: Why Fathers Provide Infant Care in Dual-Earner Families
As dual-earner families become the dominant structure for families with dependent children, demographers have noted an increase in the number of families who avoid the use of paid child care by substituting fathers for paid child-care providers. The...
Japan: The Childless Society?
Japan: The Childless Society? Muriel Jolivet. New York: Routledge. 1997. (Originally published as Un pays en mal d'enfants in 1993. AnneMarie Glasheen, Trans.). 244 pp. ISBN 0-41514647-X. $65.00 cloth, $18.95 paper. In this study, Muriel Jolivet, professor...
Later Marriages or Fewer? Changes in the Marital Behavior of Japanese Women
Using pooled cross-sectional data from recent censuses and wage surveys, age-specific models of marriage prevalence are estimated in order to examine whether rapid changes in the marital behavior of Japanese women reflect delayed marriage or an increase...
Marital Dissatisfaction, Psychological Distress, and the Coping of Parents of Pediatric Cancer Patients
This study examines the marital satisfaction of 124 parents of pediatric cancer patients in relation to their psychological distress and coping preferences over a year. Results show that there was a significant increase in marital dissatisfaction for...
Men Giving Care: Reflections of Husbands and Sons
Men Giving Care: Reflections of Husbands and Sons. Phyllis Braudy Harris & Joyce Bichler. New York: Garland. 1997. 223 pp. ISBN 08153-1792-1. $61.00 cloth. Men Giving Care, by Phyllis Brandy Harris and Joyce Bichler, is a significant addition to...
Men in Families: When Do They Get Involved? What Difference Does It Make?
Men in Families: When Do They Get Involved? What Difference Does It Make? Alan Booth & Ann C. Crouter (Eds.). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. 1998. 346 pp. ISBN 0-8058-2539-8. $89.95 cloth. This useful volume on men as spouses and fathers pulls together...
Parental Education and Adolescent Self-Reported Physical Health
GLEN H. ELDER, JR. University of North Carolina* Applying latent growth curve analysis to a sample of 350 adolescents, this study demonstrates that parents' education is linked to changes in adolescent self-reported physical health through the level...
Sampling Design Effects: Do They Affect the Analyses of Data from the National Survey of Families and Households?
Most large national surveys, such as the National Survey of Families and Households (NSFH), involve clustered and stratified samples. These complex sample designs have consequences for data analysis techniques. Standard errors calculated using procedures...
Sex and Gender Differences in Personal Relationships
Sex and Gender Differences in Personal Relationships. Daniel J. Canary & Tara M. EmmersSommer, with Sandra Faulkner. New York: Guilford. 1997. 190 pp. ISBN 1-57230-256-9. $27.95 cloth. Despite its title, this book is oriented to sex and gender similarities...
Sex and Parent and Children's Well-Being in Single-Parent Households
Do women and men play unique roles in shaping children's well-being? If so, we should note important differences between offspring living with single mothers and those living with single fathers. To date, researchers have been unable to assess this claim...
Sex Differences in Prospective Associations between Marital Quality and Depressed Mood
CRYSTAL DEHLE Idaho State University ROBERT L. WEISS University of Oregon Key Words: depression, marital quality, sex. Our study replicates earlier findings linking marital quality and depressed mood and investigates whether this association is moderated...
Sibling Resemblance in Behavioral and Cognitive Outcomes: The Role of Father Presence
Using longitudinal data on sibling pairs from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth, we investigate the influence of father presence on behavioral and cognitive outcomes for children. Our results indicate that children who live in one-parent families...
The Work-Family Challenge: Rethinking Employment
The Work-Family Challenge: Rethinking Employment. Suzan Lewis & Jeremy Lewis (Eds.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 1996. 175 pp. ISBN 0-8039-7468-X. $69.95 cloth, $26.95 paper. Changes in family structure and the greater participation of women in paid...
"They Think You Ain't Much of Nothing": The Social Construction of the Welfare Mother
KAREN SECCOMBE Portland State University DELORES JAMES University of Florida* KIMBERELY BATTLE WALTERS Azusa Pacific University* Welfare reform is in the forefront of the political and social agenda in the United States. This research examines the ways...
Trajectories of Grandparents' Perceived Solidarity with Adult Grandchildren: A Growth Curve Analysis over 23 Years
Demographic trends in the U.S. have produced an unprecedented number of grandparents who live long enough to see their grandchildren reach young adulthood and even middle age. In this analysis, data from the Longitudinal Study of Generations are used...
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