Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 2, Spring

Chinese Husbands' Participation in Household Labor
Chinese Husbands' Participation in Household Labor* A traditional saying in China is that "Men dominate the outside; women dominate the inside." The first part of this statement suggests that women are not expected to work outside the home; their husbands...
Family Violence across the Lifespan: An Introduction
BARNETT, Ola W., Cindy L. MILLER-PERRIN, Robin D. PERRIN, Family Violence Across The lifespan : An Introduction. Thousand Oaks,CA : Sage Publications, Inc., 1997, 392 pp., $73.50 hardcover. "Family Violence" encompasses a wide variety of types of relationship...
Flexible Families: Capitalist Development and Crisis in Rural Peru
This paper presents a case study of changes in family relations in the context of economic crisis following a period of emerging capitalism. The particular ways in which households and communities interact with the political and economic processes of...
From Bastardy to Equality: The Rights of Nonmarital Children and Their Fathers in Comparative Perspective
The decline of the traditional family and the increasing incidence of out-of wedlock births have of late become hotly debated political issues. In the United States the erosion of family values and traditional morality has been blamed for a variety of...
Healing the Infertile Family: Strengthening Your Relationship in the Search for Parenthood
BECKER, Gay, HEALING THE INFERTILE FAMILY: Strengthening Your Relationship in the Search for Parenthood. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1997, 333 pp., $15.95 softcover. Author Gay Becker is a medical anthropologist interested in the processes...
Keeping Children Healthy: The Challenge of Preventive Care among Women in Southwestern Nigeria
INTRODUCTION This study focuses on preventive health care. In Third World countries such as Nigeria greater attention is given to curative care and the examination of preventive behavior tends to be neglected. Furthermore, studies of prevention are more...
Post-Migration Stresses among Southeast Asian Refugee Youth in Canada: A Research Note
Post-Migration Stresses Among Southeast Asian Refugee Youth in Canada : A Research Note* Nearly 280,000 refugees were admitted to Canada between 1981-1991, about 24% of whom were refugee youth under the age of 16. According to clinical and research literature,...
Regional Differences in Household Composition and Family Formation Patterns in Vietnam
INTRODUCTION In a classic piece on Vietnam almost 25 years old, Terry Rambo (1973) clearly demonstrated the relevance of taking a regional approach to the study of this country. His comparative study of a village of the North and one of the South established...
Step Family as Dyads-Direct and Indirect Relationships
INTRODUCTION Historically where divorces did not exist either because they were not permitted or specifically prohibited by law, marriages were dissolved by the death of one of the spouses. In many Western societies where mortality rates were very high...
Women's Employment and Its Effects on Bengali Households of Shillong, India
Since India's independence in 1947 the social and legal status of women has been gradually improving. The spread of education has helped women to move beyond the four walls of their homes and to engage in more productive activities, including paid employment...
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