Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 4, Autumn

ANCESTORS; the Loving Family in Old Europe
OZMENT, Steven, ANCESTORS; The Loving Family in Old Europe. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2001, 162 pp., $29.95 hardcover, $14.95 softcover.We have long known that reflection of the past is important to viewing and evaluating the...
Factors Associated with Marriage and Family Formation Processes in Southern Ethiopia*
BACKGROUNDThe importance of marriage and marital status as factors influencing the size and structure of households and families is very evident and has been widely studied by demographers and sociologists. Various conceptual perspectives have been developed...
FAMILIES ACROSS TIME: A Life Course Perspective
PRICE, Sharon J., Patrick C. McKENRY and Megan J. MURPHY, eds, FAMILIES ACROSS TIME: A Life Course Perspective. Los Angeles, California: Roxbury Publishing Company, California, 2000,241 pp., $59.50 softcover.This text offers a comprehensive review of...
Family and Feminism; Women, Their Position, Rights and Obligations in Cross-Cultural Perspective*
Family and Feminism; Women, Their Position, Rights and Obligations in Cross-cultural Perspective* BASU, Srimati. SHE COMES TO TAKE HER RIGHTS: Indian Women. Property and Propriety. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1999, 303pp., $21.95...
FAMILY STRESS MANAGEMENT: A Contextual Approach. 2nd Edition
BOSS Pauline, FAMILY STRESS MANAGEMENT: A Contextual Approach. 2nd Edition. Thousand Oaks, Ca: Sage Publication, Inc., 2002, 215 pp., $69.95 hardcover, $29.95 softcover.Pauline Boss has enhanced the first edition of her book with cutting-edge material...
Intergenerational Transmission of Conjugal Stability in a Caribbean Community*
We are interested in whether family relations are replicated from generation to generation. Is the daughter of a single mother, for example, more likely to become a single mother herself? Inter- and intra-cultural variation indicates that environment...
Mate Selection and Female Age at Marriage: A Micro Level Investigation in Tamil Nadu, India
INTRODUCTIONMarriage is one of the important social institutions in India. It is not only a union of two individuals but also an alliance between two families thereby bringing about a new network of relationships. It is a threshold for family formation,...
MORE WIVES THAN ONE: Transformation of the Mormon Marriage System. 1840-1910
DAYNES, Kathryn M., MORE WIVES THAN ONE: Transformation of the Mormon Marriage System. 1840-1910. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2001, 305pp., $34.95 hardcover.In More Wives than One, Kathryn M. Daynes offers a well-researched and highly...
Paternal Engagement in Immigrant and Refugee Families*
BACKGROUND AND RATIONALEPaternal disengagement and the "breakdown of fathering" have been identified as a primary risk factor for children, and a priority for research and intervention (Health Canada, 1998). While there is a significant body of research...
Physical Punishment and Maternal Beliefs in Sweden and Canada*
INTRODUCTIONOver the past 20 years, parental use of physical punishment has become an increasingly controversial practice. The controversy has been fueled by a growing body of research demonstrating that physical punishment is associated with a number...
Postponement or Abandonment of Marriage? Evidence from Hong Kong*
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVESIt is commonly known that the age at first marriage for women has been on the rise in the post-WWII era in industrial and industrializing countries. In the United States, the median age at first marriage among women increased...
VOICES OF REASON; Adolescents Talk about Their Future over Time
SACHS, Steven B., VOICES OF REASON; Adolescents Talk About Their Future Over Time. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001, 280 pp., $54.95 hardcover.Voices of Reason: Adolescents Talk About Their Futures Over Time by Steven Sachs presents a qualitative...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.