Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 5, Autumn

Changing Value of Children and Fertility Transition in Turkey
INTRODUCTION Turkey experienced a number of very significant social changes in the twentieth century, including a rapid decrease in fertility. Although its current total fertility rate of 2.2 (Turkish Statistical Institute, 2008, p. 74) is high...
Early Adolescents and Divorce in South Korea: Risk, Resilience and Pain
INTRODUCTION South Korea has witnessed a dramatic increase in divorce in recent years. In 2003, the crude divorce rate in South Korea peaked at 3.5 per 1,000 population, which ranked 3rd among the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development...
Erratas
(1) Correction: In Vol. 41, No. 3, Mid-Year 2010, page 484-485. The name of the reviewer should be changed to: D. Renjini ..., NOT Radhamany Sooryamoorthy. (2) Correction: The following paragraphs should REPLACE the last two paragraphs in the Book...
Gender Differences in Language Acculturation Predict Marital Satisfaction: A Dyadic Analysis of Russian-Speaking Immigrant Couples in the United States
INTRODUCTION It is estimated that over one million people currently immigrate to the United States of America every year, a number close to the high levels that occurred at the turn of the 20th century (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services...
Hiding the Elephant: Child Care Coverage in Four Daily Newspapers
INTRODUCTION The shortage of quality child care has been an elephant in Canada's political living room for decades, a challenge that polarizes opinion across party lines and provincial boundaries. No politician would say he or she is against quality...
How Does Wives' Unemployment Affect Marriage in Reforming Urban China?
INTRODUCTION The 1990s witnessed a dramatic decline in the lifetime employment system for state- and collective-sector workers in urban China. Statistics from various years of China Labor Statistical Yearbook indicate that more than 45 million workers...
Marriage Timing and Educational Assortative Mating
INTRODUCTION Educational assortative mating, or partner selection on the basis of education, both reflects and influences social stratification (Blau et al., 1982; Kalmijn, 1998). Education is an important characteristic in marriage for several...
Non-Market Returns to Women Education in Sudan: Case of Fertility
INTRODUCTION This paper examines the effect of parental education on fertility. The effect of income and child mortality on fertility in Sudan is also examined. Sudan is a predominantly rural economy, with an estimated population of 32.8 million...
Sharing Space-Gendered Patterns of Extended Household Living among Young Turkish Marriage Migrants in Denmark
INTRODUCTION Across the globe, people live most of their lives in households of one kind or another. Three basic household types are the single-person household, with one adult living alone; the nuclear household, made up of a couple with or without...
Social Relationships in the Modern Age: Never-Married Women in Bangkok, Jakarta and Manila
INTRODUCTION Southeast Asia has, in recent decades experienced unprecedented social change that has increasingly integrated this region into what Giddens (1990) refers to as a world economic system. One dimension of this transformation has been...
The Effects of Race, Religion, and Religiosity on Attitudes towards Transracial Adoption
INTRODUCTION Race scholars have argued that attitudes towards interracial dating and marriage may serve as a barometer for race relations in the United States (Gordon, 1964; Johnson & Jacobson, 2005; Yancey, 2002). Members of different racial...
The Persistence of Family Farming: A Review of Explanatory Socio-Economic and Historical Factors
INTRODUCTION Within the present European model for agriculture, family farming is mentioned as a cornerstone (Blanc and Perrier-Cornet, 1993). However, the persistence of the family structure in farming is not evident and even inconsistent with...
Working-Class, Korean-American Women Navigating Marriage through Evangelical Christianity
INTRODUCTION In what ways do working-class, Korean-American, (1) evangelical women use religion to deal with patriarchal marriage? Also, why do they use religion in such ways? A growing body of research on gender and religion in the lives of Asian-American...

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