Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 2, 2012

Ageing and Intergenerational Relations: Family Reciprocity from a Global Perspective
Misa Izuhara, (Ed ). AGEING AND INTERGENERATIONAL RELATIONS: FAMILY RECIPROCITY FROM A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE. The Policy Press, Bristol, UK or The Policy Press, Portland, (2010), ISBN 978 1 84742 204 0 paperback $39.95 or ISBN 978 1 84742 205 7 hard cover...
Associations of Acculturation with Family and Individual Well-Being in Serbian Refugee Young Adults in the United States
(ProQuest: ... denotes text missing in the original.)INTRODUCTIONRefugees who flee adversity in their homeland face increased risk of adjustment difficulties in the new countries where they settle, a process studied in countries such as Australia (Schweitzer,...
Deep Brain Learning: Pathways to Potential with Challenging Youth
Larry K. Brendtro, Martin L. Mitchell and Herman J. McCall. DEEP BRAIN LEARNING: PATHWAYS TO POTENTIAL WITH CHALLENGING YOUTH. Circle of Courage Institute and Starr Commonwealth, Albion, Michigan (2009), 169 pgs.The three authors of this book are associated...
Divorce and Intergenerational Support: Comparing the Perceptions of Divorced Adults and Their Parents
(ProQuest: Text missing in the original.)INTRODUCTIONWith changing marriage, birth, and parenthood patterns and increasing life expectancies, the multigenerational family has become ever more influential in supporting the family (Bengston, 2001; Pillemer...
Expanding Notions of Family Time and Parental Monitoring: Parents' and Adolescents' Experiences of Time Spent Together and Apart in Muslim Immigrant Families
(ProQuest: Text missing in the original.)INTRODUCTIONExamining the negotiation of time between parents and adolescents provides evidence of key aspects of parental control and knowledge, the developing autonomy of adolescents, external influences including...
Factors Associated with the Use of Withdrawal in Iran: Do Fertility Intentions Matter?
(ProQuest: Text missing in the original.)INTRODUCTIONWithdrawal, as a main traditional method, is one of the most widely used temporary contraceptive methods in the world. Before the introduction of modem contraceptives, it played an important role in...
Family Influences on Goals, Remittance Use, and Settlement of Mexican Immigrant Agricultural Workers in Minnesota
(ProQuest: Text missing in the original.)INTRODUCTIONThe pressure of the changing economy had steadily narrowed every person's range of choices. Year by year, there were fewer alternatives until the critical day when a single choice remained to be made-to...
Marital Interaction in Iranian Couples: Examining the Role of Culture
(ProQuest: Text missing in the original.)INTRODUCTIONCommunication is a key variable in understanding marital Interaction. As many studies have revealed, marital communication is a powerful predictor of marital quality and stability (e.g., Kerig andBacum,...
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(ProQuest: ... denotes text missing in the original.)... topics such as contraceptive practices in Iran, marital interaction, and family/work balance. There is no doubt that this issue will enrich your perspective on the academic study of families across...
Remarriage, Gender, and Life Course in Contemporary Inland Rural China
INTRODUCTIONThe 1949-socialist-revolution and the 1978-economic-reform have brought forward great changes to the marriage practices of the Chinese population. Marriage/remarriage freedom has been guaranteed and ensured by the 1950 Marriage Law launched...
The Road to Evergreen: Adoption, Attachment Therapy and the Promise of Family
Rachel Stryker. THE ROAD TO EVERGREEN: ADOPTION, ATTACHMENT THERAPY AND THE PROMISE OF FAMILY. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY (2010), 192 pgs.Rachael Stryker wrote a convincing narrative about a very controversial treatment modality for Reactive...
The Successful Combination of Work and Family in Finland: The Ability to Compromise as a Key Factor
(ProQuest: Text missing in the original.)INTRODUCTIONThe relationship between work and family life has been studied mostly from the negative conflict perspective (Greenhaus, Bedeian and Massholder, 1987). It is obvious that the interplay between these...
Wives' Relative Income and Marital Satisfaction among the Urban Chinese Population: Exploring Some Moderating Effects
INTRODUCTIONThe economic role of married women in urban China has changed dramatically during the latter half of the 20th century and into the 21st century. During the socialist transformation period (1949-1977), the Chinese government adopted Engel's...
Work-Family Conflict in the Nordic Countries: A Comparative Analysis
(ProQuest: Text missing in the original.)INTRODUCTIONVarious scholars have observed that, in contemporary Western welfare states many women and men struggle with the pressures of combining employment with family responsibilities (Gomick and Meyers, 2003...
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