Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 2, Spring

Beyond Joint and Nuclear: The Indian Family Revisited [*]
PREMIILLA D'CRUZ [**] SHALINI BHARAT [**] The systematic study of the family in India dates back to the 1940s. The works of M.N. Srinivas (1942) and M.N. Banerjee (1944-45) appear to be the earliest published materials (See Bharat & Desai,...
Children of Two Cultures: Immigrant Children from Ethiopia in Israel
RIVKA W. BAR-YOSEF [*] INTRODUCTION The second part of the twentieth century could be rightly labeled as the century of migration. Vast numbers of people are moving from their country of origin to new countries in order to find better living...
Child's Emotional Well-Being and Parental Marriage Stability in Croatia
MIRA CUDINA [*] JOSIP OBRADOVIC [**] INTRODUCTION In an effort to summarise research results on the impact of parental marriage stability on the emotional well-being of children, some meta-analytic papers (Amato, 1993) and reviews (Demo and...
Conflicts between Family Strategies and State Policy in a Global Society
BARBARA H. SETTLES [*] INTRODUCTION In the relationships between families and nation-states in terms of immigration it would appear that the dominant direction of influence would be from the state to the family. Usually the analysis of immigration...
Decision-Making Influence in the Family: A Comparison of Turkish Families in Germany and in Turkey
UTE SCHONPFLUG [*] INTRODUCTION Decision-making influence of family members in domains of family life seems to be a valid indicator for family structure and characteristic for different cultural contexts (c.f. Schonpflug and Fraczek, 1993; Schonpflug...
Institutional Reforms, Population Policy, and Adoption of Children: Some Observations in a North China Village [*]
WEIGUO ZHANG [**] INTRODUCTION There is considerable research on child abandonment in contemporary China related to Chinese family planning programs. Johnson (1996) indicated that subsequent to the introduction of one-child policy at the end...
Patriarchal Family Ideology and Female Homicide Victimization in Fiji
MENSAH ADINKRAH [*] INTRODUCTION Scholarly interest in female homicide victimization, or femicide, has burgeoned in recent decades, as evidenced by the abundance of published material that has accumulated on the topic in the past 20 years (e.g.,...
Relative Socioeconomic Status of Spouses, Gender Attitudes, and Attributes, and Marital Quality Experienced by Couples in Metropolitan Moscow [*]
DANA VANNOY [**] LISA A. CUBBINS [**] Socioeconomic status is clearly important for marital relationships. Families with less stress created by economic hardship have greater opportunity to focus on family relationships and quality of life issues....
Strategic Adjustments of Elderly Asian Americans: Living Arrangements and Headship [*]
VOON CHIN PHUA [**] GAYLE KAUFMAN [***] KEONG SUK PARK [****] INTRODUCTION With the 1965 amendments to the immigration policy favoring family reunification, Asian immigration has increased. Unlike earlier waves of Asian immigration, the...