Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 1, Winter

Choices or Constraints? Family Responsibilities, Gender and Academic Career
INTRODUCTIONHigh levels of education and job commitment tend to have the opposite effect on patterns of family and work for men and women in Western countries. Men with high levels of formal education tend to have high marriage and reproduction rates...
Co-Resident Grandparents and Grandchildren's Academic Performance in Taiwan
INTRODUCTIONA decade of research on the living arrangements of the elderly has produced ample evidence that co-residence between the elderly and their adult children remains common in Asia, despite concerns that industrialization and modernization in...
Family and Socialization Processes: Parental Perception and Evaluation of Their Children's Household Labor*
INTRODUCTIONThe family is, among other things, a community based on everyday practices in which adults, generally the parents, are responsible for organizing the minors' environment. Spanish Civil Law, in Article 155 which is currently suspended, establishes...
Is Justice Contextual? Married Women's Perceptions of Fairness of the Division of Household Labor in 12 Nations
INTRODUCTIONSociological interest in perceptions of fairness of the division of household labor has generaUy focused on how household-level gender inequality translates into perceived inequity (e.g., Baxter, 2000; Greenstein, 1996). The presumptions...
Midlife Marital Happiness and Ethnic Culture: A Life Course Perspective*
INTRODUCTIONIt is well established that the institution of marriage has changed considerably over time. Yet, marriage continues to remain a highly valued and popular institution and marital relationships are consistently found to be central to individual...
Parental Support for African Immigrant Students' Schooling in Australia
INTRODUCTIONSince there is a growing number of first- and second-generation Ethiopian immigrants across the western world, including Australia, their healthy development and school success have fundamental and long-term implications for the societies...
Sharing and Spending Time on Domestic Tasks: A Turkish Sample
INTRODUCTIONThe large increase in participation by women in labor force in the recent decades has not led to a substantial increase in the amount of domestic work done by their husbands. International data show that in the United States the participation...
The Gender Division of Household Labor in Vietnam: Cohort Trends and Regional Variations
INTRODUCTIONVietnam's transformation from a centrally planned to a market economy in the late 1 980s has led to impressive economic growth, rapid poverty reduction, and improved living standards. One of the overarching research questions is how this...
Working and Living: The Effects of Family Responsibilities and Characteristics on Married Women's Work Hours in the USA*
INTRODUCTIONLong working hours for Americans have been debated among scholars for more than a decade. Americans are feeling overworked due to increased work hours (Schor, 1991) or hours which are longer than they prefer (Reynolds, 2003). Although some...
Yours, Mine, and Hours: Relationship Skills for Blended Families
John Penton and Shona Welsh. YOURS, MINE, AND HOURS: RELATIONSHIP SKILLS FOR BLENDED FAMILIES. Booksurge Publishing, Cochrane, Alberta, Canada, 2007, Pp. 250, Pbk: $14.99 US.Divorce and remarriage have become increasingly common over time. Nearly 20%...
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