Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 48, No. 1, Winter

Chinese and American Individuals’ Mate Selection Pressures: Self-Focused vs. Mate-Focused
INTRODUCTIONMate selection pressures can be common sources of stress for unmarried individuals. Although many studies are informative to the pressures individuals may experience in the mate selection process (e.g., Iwasawa, 2004; Li, Bailey, Kenrick,...
Editor Comments
The following four articles and one research note are not structured into visibly common themes. However, this does not in any way challenge the level of quality of these articles. Various regions of the world are represented here: Western Europe, Ireland,...
Leaving Home of Migrant and Dutch Young Adults: Parent-Child and Peer Relations 1
INTRODUCTIONLeaving the parental home is a major event in the life course which involves essential changes for young adults and their parents. For children in Western societies, moving out of the parental home is part of the process of becoming an independent...
License to Wed: What Legal Marriage Means to Same-Sex Couples
Richman, Kimberly D., License to Wed: What Legal Marriage Means to Same-Sex Couples. New York and London: New York University Press (2014). 250 pages. ISBN 9780-8147-2546-7Kimberly D. Richman is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies at...
Northern Irish Attitudes toward Gendered Family Roles before and after the Good Friday Agreement 1
INTRODUCTIONNorthern Ireland has been the focus of extensive scholarly analysis related to political conflict and its consequences (Hargie and Dickson, 2003; Ruane and Todd, 1999). Surprisingly little research, however, has investigated dimensions of...
The Impact of Family Change on Income Poverty in Colombia and Peru
INTRODUCTIONLatin American families have experienced substantial transformations in recent decades. The rise in cohabitation (Esteve, Lesthaeghe, and López-Gay, 2012); the instability of consensual unions (Ariza and de Oliveira, 2007; Arriagada, 2014;...
The 'Irish' Family
Connolly, Linda (editor), The 'Irish' Family. New York: Routledge (2015). 224 pages. ISBN13: 978-0415855327Connolly's volume complements the ongoing debate about whether or not Irish family patterns are exceptional, and whether these patterns are converging...
Understanding Happiness and Psychological Wellbeing among Young Married Women in Rural India 1
INTRODUCTIONAs the saying goes "Money cannot buy happiness,' a high income does not always ensure a high level of happiness. Rather, the poor sometimes lead a better and complete life in terms of psychological well-being, though materialistically they...
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