Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 2, 2011

A Comparison of Divorce Risk Models in China and the United States1
INTRODUCTIONDivorce has become more common in China since the 1980s, with the crude divorce rate (number of dovorces 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 largest...
"A Healthy Black Identity" Transracial Adoption, Middle-Class Families, and Racial Socialization
INTRODUCTIONBlack children belong physically and psychologically and culturally in black families where they receive the total sense of tharselves and develop a sound projection of their future. Only a black family can transmit the emotional and sensitive...
Changing Relations: Achieving Intimacy in a Time of Socialtransition
Robin Goodwin. CHANGING RELATIONS: ACHIEVING INTIMACY IN A TIME OF SOCIALTRANSITION. NY: Cambridge University Press, 2009, 244 pages, (Hbk.) $90 US. ISBN 978-0-521-84204-4.In this volume, Goodwin presents an authoritative account of how relationships...
Children, Race/Ethnicity, and Marital Wealth Accumulation in Black and Hispanic Households1
INTRODUCTIONWealth 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 time,...
Domestic Violence against Women: Statistical Analysis of Crimes across India
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)INTRODUCTION"Charanpreet Kaur , 19, had been rrarried less than nine rrcnths when her husband and his family decided it ves tire far her to go.According to a police ctxurent, her lnusband and his father trapped...
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This issue of the Journal of Oorparative Family Studies is especially exciting. Tanaka and Lowry (Mterialism, Gender, and Family Values in Europe ) further prcpel the explanation, of traditicnal demograhic data such as fertility ky cultural values. The...
Emerging Adulthood in Israeli Families: Individual-Social Tasks and Emotional-Relational Challenges
INTRODUCTIONThe majority of youths between their late teens and mid-twenties express the feeling that they are past adolences but have not yet entered adaulthood (e.g., Arnett, 1998, 2004; Raizle, 2006). Arnett (2000) termed this stage of development...
Ethnicity, Assimilation, and Un-Partnered Childbearing in Guatemala
INTRODUCTIONWhile 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; Fussell...
Gender Pluralism: Southeastasia since Early Modern Times
Michael G. Peletz. GENDER PLURALISM: SOUTHEASTASIA SINCE EARLY MODERN TIMES. NY and London: Routledge, 2009, Pbk. $44.95, Hbk. $145. US.In Gender Pluralism, Michael Peletz develops a theory linking the concepts of difference, legitimacy, and pluralism,...
Germans into Jews: Remaking the Jewish Social Body in the Weimar Republic
Sharon Gilleman. GERMANS INTO JEWS: REMAKING THE JEWISH SOCIAL BODY IN THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC. Stanford University Press, 2009, 238 pp., soft cover, $50 US.It has often been said that Hitler turned Gernans into Jews by changing their somewhatassimilated...
Impact on Marital and Sibling Relationships of Taiwanese Families Who Have a Child with a Disability
INTRODUCTIONHaving 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 parents...
Materialism, Gender, and Family Values in Europe1
INTRODUCTIONIdeational change, along with institutional reforms, economic development, and political cuture, has been posited as one of sveral key factors behind the shipping family and fertility behaviors of the past century (Thomton and Philipov 2009;...
Sibling Relationsips in Step-Families: A Sociological Study
Monique Dietrich. SIBLING RELATIONSIPS IN STEP-FAMILIES: A SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY. Edwin Mellan Press, Decarber 2008, 160 pp. Hardcover, $99.95 US.The sibling relationship is one of the longest enduring relationships in families, including stepfamilies....
The Circulation of Children: Kinship, Adoption and Morality in Andean Peru
Jessaca Leinaweaver.THE CIRCULATION OF CHILDREN: KINSHIP, ADOPTION AND MORALITY IN ANDEAN PERU. Durham: Date Diversity Press, 2008, 225 pp.Kinship, as antropologist David Schneider famously put it, is nothing but Euro-American ideas about family, blood,...
Why Does Women's S Empowerment in One Generation Not Lead to Later Marriage and Childbearing in the Next?: Qualitative Findings from Bangladesh1
INTRODUCTIONEarly marriage and childbearing arcng girls is associated with an array of negative social and health ccnseoifâxes far young ircthers and their infants and cairucibutes to rapid rxrulaticn gcswtìx I^ngladesh, cur research site, has the seccnd...
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