Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 2, Spring

A Comparison of Divorce Risk Models in China and the United States
INTRODUCTION Divorce has become more common in China since the 1980s, with the crude divorce rate (number of divorces per 1,000 population) growing from 0.35 in 1980 to 1.71 in 2008 (National Bureau of Statistics of China, 2009). In Shanghai-China's...
"A Healthy Black Identity" Transracial Adoption, Middle-Class Families, and Racial Socialization
INTRODUCTION Black children belong physically and psychologically and culturally in black families where they receive the total sense of themselves and develop a sound projection of their future. Only a black family can transmit the emotional...
Children, Race/ethnicity, and Marital Wealth Accumulation in Black and Hispanic Households
INTRODUCTION Wealth inequality in the United States continues to grow. In the 1990s, households across most of the wealth distribution experienced growth in their net worth, but this growth was mainly concentrated in the top 20 percent. At the same...
Domestic Violence against Women: Statistical Analysis of Crimes across India
INTRODUCTION "Charanpreet Kaur, 19, had been married less than nine months when her husband and his family decided it was time for her to go. According to a police document, her husband and his father trapped her in the bathroom. While her...
Emerging Adulthood in Israeli Families: Individual-Social Tasks and Emotional-Relational Challenges
INTRODUCTION The majority of youths between their late teens and mid-twenties express the feeling that they are past adolescence but have not yet entered adulthood (e.g., Arnett, 1998, 2004; Reitzle, 2006). Arnett (2000) termed this stage of development...
Ethnicity, Assimilation, and Un-Partnered Childbearing in Guatemala
INTRODUCTION While un-partnered childbearing and subsequent single motherhood have been historically common in Latin America, recent studies suggest that they have become even more prevalent over the past few decades (Ali, Cleland & Shah, 2003;...
Impact on Marital and Sibling Relationships of Taiwanese Families Who Have a Child with a Disability
INTRODUCTION Having a child who is identified with a disability often comes as a shock with parents experiencing varied psychological impacts (Gupta & Singhal 2004; Summers, Behr, & Turnbull, 1989). Many researchers have pointed out that...
Materialism, Gender, and Family Values in Europe
INTRODUCTION Ideational change, along with institutional reforms, economic development, and political culture, has been posited as one of several key factors behind the shifting family and fertility behaviors of the past century (Thornton and Philipov...
Why Does Women's Empowerment in One Generation Not Lead to Later Marriage and Childbearing in the Next?: Qualitative Findings from Bangladesh
INTRODUCTION Early marriage and childbearing among girls is associated with an array of negative social and health consequences for young mothers and their infants and contributes to rapid population growth. Bangladesh, our research site, has the...

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