Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 3, 2012

Behind and beyond Hajnal's Line: Families and Family Life in Slovenia
INTRODUCTIONThe paper presents and discusses the main characteristics of family life in Slovenia throughout different historical periods, from the socialist past, the transitional period and today's post-transitional era. As a former socialist country,...
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The following is the correct and complete version of the English Abstract for the Research Paper by Rosenblatt and Li, printed in Vol. 42, No. 6, 201 1, pp. iv-v.PAUL C. ROSENBLATT, Department of Family Social Science, University of Minnesota, 290 McNeal...
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One of the assumptions in family studies is that marriage behavior and household composition are conservative institutions strongly connected to social and economic characteristics of the society. Historically, household was the basic cell of production...
Multiple Family Households East of the Hajnal Line: Evidence from Albania and Serbia
INTRODUCTIONOverall, the "Hajnal line remains a good on-the-ground predictor for the Balkan peninsula, where strong tendencies toward household complexity and low marriage ages continued to exist well into the twentieth century. But as Maria Todorova...
Starting a Family at Your Parents' House: Multigenerational Households and below Replacement Fertility in Urban Bulgaria
INTRODUCTIONIn societies with strong multigenerational links, economic uncertainty results in choosing to have only one child, sometimes in association with postponement of first births (i.e., Italy) and sometimes in early childbearing (i.e., Bulgaria)....
The Genealogy of Eastern European Difference: An Insider's View
INTRODUCTIONOne of the main defects of that whole terminology, and of the basic distinction between Western and Eastern Europe, lies in the impression obviously created that all of what is geographically "Eastern" is alien, or even opposed, to "Western"-that...
Transformation of Partnership Formation in Eastern Europe: The Legacy of the Past Demographic Divide1
INTRODUCTIONSince the late 1960s, demographic development in Europe has been shaped by profound transformations in nuptiality and fertility. The break with preceding patterns was so radical that two decades later, Ron Lesthaeghe and Dirk Van de Kaa (1986)...
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