Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 42, No. 1, 2011

Child-Bearing Attitudes in Croatia: A Country Passing through the Modernization Process
INTRODUCTIONDuring the last fifty years many social, political and cultural changes occurred, both in the developed and developing countries. Certainly, among the most socially important were demographic changes manifested in the decreased number of...
Congratulations to Dr. George Kurian, Managing Editor
Congratulations to Dr. George Kurian, the founder and forty year editor of this Journal. We are pleased to share the news that he was selected to receive the National Council on Family Relations' International Section, 2010 Jan Trost Award. This award...
Decisions of First Time Expectant Mothers in Central Texas Compared to Women in Great Britain and Spain: Testing Hakim's Preference Theory
INTRODUCTIONWomen receive mixed messages regarding their appropriate roles. Some argue that women are entitled to have both careers and children, just like men are, and that fathers should be equally involved in raising children. Others argue that a...
Family-Related Policies in Southern African Countries: Are Working Parents Reaping Any Benefits?
INTRODUCTIONIn a developing world context, combating poverty and improving the quality of human life are constant items on the social development agenda. Far from being model welfare states, some African countries have, however, made modest strides towards...
Guest Editors' Backstory on Special Issue
This special issue presents papers dealing with different aspects of parenting research and parent education. The inspiration for this special issue was the first ever International Conference on Parent Education and Parenting held in 2009. This initial...
International Research on Parenting and Parent Education: Collaborative Conference and Beyond
ENTRODUCnONGlobally, scholars in growing numbers focus on issues related to parenting and parent education. The papers that follow in this special issue represent a very small but geographically diverse sample of global research on parenting and parent...
Parental Leave and Fathers' Involvement with Children in Bangladesh: A Comparison with United States
INTRODUCTIONMost industrialized nations have made both paternity and parental employment leave available to fathers in conjunction with childbirth. Granting leave is one of the primary policy and program efforts by governments to increase fathers' involvement...
The Impact of Self Esteem, Family Rituals, Religiosity, and Participation in Conforming Activities upon Delinquency: A Comparison of Young Adults in Turkey and the United States
INTRODUCTIONSociologists, criminologists, and family researchers around the world have attempted to identity the antecedents of deviance in adolescent behavior (Dryfoos, 1990; Garbarino, 1995; Resnick, et al., 1997; Stouthhamer-Loeber, Loeber, Wei, Farrington,...
The Two Worlds of Father Politics in the Republic of Ireland: Swedish versus American Influences
INTRODUCTIONThe social politics of fatherhood have gained increasing attention in comparative family studies. However, welfare state variations in the social politics of fatherhood remain a relatively under researched topic. Early studies on the transformation...
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