Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 5, 2011

Arranged Marriages in Western Europe: Media Representations and Social Reality
INTRODUCTIONThere are broadly two main types of marriage systems globally. The first are the "love" marriages that dominate Western nations such as the United States and these in Europe. The second involves "arranged" marriages. These are dominant in...
Family-to-Work Conflict: Gender, Equity and Workplace Policies
INTRODUCTIONOver the past three decades, as the increase in working mothers and changes in the role of "traditional fathers," working couples are faced with allocating and dividing family and work responsibilities. A large body of research has examined...
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This special issue of JOFS, entitled "Family Diversity and Gender" brings together papers presented at t±e annual saturar of tre international Sociological Association Cammittee en Family Research (CFR-IEA) , held in Lisbon, Portugal, in 2008. The seminar...
Intergenerational Coresidence in China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan: Comparative Analyses Based on the East Asian Social Survey 2006(1)
INTRODUCTIONOnce married, adult children are expected to live secarately from their parents in Western ccuntries where autonomy is valued. On the centrary, adult children in East Asia are expected to take care of their aging parents ky living together...
Migrant Domestic Work and Changes in the Ideas of Childcare
INTRODUCTIONSpain has experienced an increase in paid domestic work due to several recent social transformations. The main result of these concerns changes in the perception of mothering and the construction of an ideal way of caring. The ways of "doing...
Reconstruction of Gender Role in Marriage: Processes among Chinese Immigrant Wives
INTRODUCTIONIn the adaptation to the new country, gender is deen as a core organizing principle that underlines migration/immigration (Boyd and Grieco, 2003). The social, economic, and cultural conditions of the new country combined with the immediate...
Social Perceptions of Siblings' Sexual Composition: Evidence from Portuguese Youth
INTRODUCTIONOver the past decades, scholarly research about family relations has shed light on various aspects of sibling relationships. Initially considered as a neglected kinship relation in social sciences (Bedford, 1989a; Buisson, 2003; Roussel,...
When Men Become Fathers: Men's Identity at the Transition to Parenthood
INTRODUCTIONBecoming a father is a crucial change within the life course, fatherhood thus having to be integrated into male idetity. The transition to parenthood will very likely change fathers' relationships with their partners (Ahlborg et al., 2009;...
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