Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 6, November/December

At the Heart of Work and Family: Engaging the Ideas of Arlie Hochschild
Anita Uta Garey and Karen V. Hansen (Eds.). At the Heart of Work and Family: Engaging the Ideas of Arlie Hochschild. Foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich. New Brunswick, New Jersey, and London: Rutgers University Press (2011). 278 pages, ISBN: 978-0813549552.Reviewed...
Chinese Parents' Perceptions of Early Development of Their Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders
INTRODUCTIONOver the past two decades, a number of investigators in the West (e.g., Howlin & Moore, 1997; Mandel, Maytaili, & Zubritsky, 2005) have used survey method to investigate the mean age of initial diagnosis and initial age at which early...
Editor's Comments
Every issue of the Journal of Comparative Family Studies surprises me. Even though the Editor sees the manuscripts "in process" and reads them usually at the submission and the acceptance ends of that process, I am nonetheless impressed when I see the...
Intercultural Relationships: Entry, Adjustment, and Cultural Negotiations
INTRODUCTIONIn today's world, national boundaries are increasingly blurred because of the ubiquitous influence the media, the Internet, and technology exert in our everyday lives (e.g., Arnett, 2002; Wilding, 2006). These factors contribute to increased...
Left Behind: The Experiences of Children of the Caribbean Whose Parents Have Migrated
INTRODUCTIONThe Caribbean region has high levels of both intraregional and international migration. The United Nations Secretariat (2002) estimates the net migration rate for the Caribbean as being the highest worldwide, with international migration...
Mate Selection in Bolivia: A Comparison of Rural and Urban Practices and Preferences
INTRODUCTIONIn contemporary Latin America, mate selection is largely of a "free choice" nature. Thus, individuals in Latin America, as in most places, are motivated to select a partner who yields greater rewards and incurs fewer costs on the marriage...
On the Role of the Extended Family in Helping to Pay for the Household Expenses of Unmarried Older Women (60+) in Latin America and the Caribbean
INTRODUCTIONThis paper helps document the importance of extended family living, defined in terms of both coresidence and child proximity, in helping older unmarried women pay their basic household expenses in Latin America and the Caribbean (LARC) in...
Parentification, Ethnic Identity, and Psychological Health in Black and White American College Students: Implications of Family-of-Origin and Cultural Factors
INTRODUCTIONParentification, along with the related psychology of families, is a phenomenon whereby parental roles and responsibilities are abdicated by parents and carried out by children and adolescents. Typically these roles and responsibilities evidenced...
The Beginning and End of Parental Responsibility - Finnish Parents' Views
INTRODUCTIONParental responsibility is a topic much discussed in present-day society. In these discussions the concept of parental responsibility appears self-explanatory, and it is often seen as the common denominator in dealing with child behaviour...
Unhitched: Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West Hollywood to Western China
Judith Stacey. UNHITCHED: LOVE, MARRIAGE, AND FAMILY VALUES FROM WEST HOLLYWOOD TO WESTERN CHINA New York: New York University Press, (2011 ), 275 pages. ISBN 13:978-0-8147-83 82-5Reviewed by: Amanda J. Miller, Department of Social Sciences, University...
Values Similarity between Parents and Adolescents: A Preliminary Investigation among Italian Adolescents
INTRODUCTIONThe values' similarity between parents and adolescents is a research field that is crucial to the study of adolescence because it is related to the socialization and identity formation processes (Rohan & Zanna, 1996). According to Knafo...
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