Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 46, No. 4, Autumn

Ageing Population and Family Support in Spain
INTRODUCTIONThe significance increase of population longevity has become an international phenomenon (Kinsella and Phillips, 2005). The life expectancy at birth has increased in 20 years in the period 1950-2010, from 47.7 to 67.9 years worldwide. Probably,...
Behind the Myth of Puritan Bangladesh: Pre- and Extra Marital Sexual Reality among Lower-Class Urban Men
INTRODUCTIONIrrespective of religious beliefs 100% people of Bangladesh consider religion as an important part of their daily life (Naurath, 2009). Yasmin (2013) claims religiosity of people of Bangladeshis has progressively increased since its cessation...
Being a Traditional Dad or Being More like a Mum? Clashing Mod1els of Fatherhood According to Swedish and Polish Fathers 1
INTRODUCTIONIn Western countries during the 20th century important changes occurred in family life, models of masculinity and femininity and in the gender order of both public and private spheres. One of these changes was an emergence in 1970 of the...
Editor Comments
Three themes capture the papers in this issue along with a research note on life goal differences of college students and their mothers: sexuality, the roles of fathers and kin in parenting, and adult children with reciprocal care of elderly parents....
Family Complexity in Rural South Africa: Examining Dynamism in Children's Living Arrangement and the Role of Kin 1
INTRODUCTIONIt is now virtually a truism that Black African children in South Africa experience both complexity and dynamism in living arrangements over the life course. Driven by a range of factors including labor migration, high unemployment, low marriage...
Have You Set Your Life Priorities Straight?: Intergenerational Differences in Life Goals among European and East Asian Americans College Students and Their Mothers
INTRODUCTIONLife goals are used by individuals to direct their own development (Heckhausen, 1999; Nurmi, 1991). Studies of college students and their life goals have found that the most frequently articulated goals are related to their education, future...
'Honour' Killing and Violence: Theory, Policy and Practice
Aisha K. Gill, Carolyn Strange, Karl Roberts (Eds.). 'Honour' Killing and Violence: Theory, Policy and Practice. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (2014). 272 pages, ISBN 9781137289544.This is a timely, well-written, organised, and thought-provoking book...
Normative, Structural, and Individual Factors That Predispose Adult Children to Provide Social Support to Their Elderly Parents
INTRODUCTIONLatin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are experiencing a continuous and accelerated aging of the population, product of the increase in life expectancy and accompanied by the fall in fertility rates. Based on statistics of ECLAC (Economic...
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