Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 1, Winter

Financial and Practical Kin Support in Sweden: Normative Guidelines and Practice
INTRODUCTIONIntergenerational solidarity has been a focus of study in many countries during recent decades. Questions have been raised about various determinants behind the extent of kin supply of help, and in particular about the impact of welfare regimes....
Guest Editors' Note
This special issue, Intergenerational Relations: Evidence from East and West Introduction, is a product of the Committee on Family Research of the International Sociological Association (RC06, ISA). Papers herein were initially presented at the 16th...
Housework and Gender in Nuclear versus Extended Family Households: Experiences of Taiwanese Immigrants in Canada
INTRODUCTIONOne of the most dramatic socio-economic changes in the twentieth century was the increase in married women's paid labor force participation; hence the contested debates on its impact on gender relations in the family, specifically, the division...
Intergenerational Solidarity and Ambivalence: Types of Relationships in German Families
INTRODUCTIONThe demographic aging of western societies-with characteristics such as increasing life expectancy and decreasing birth rate-has lead to an increasing significance of vertical relationships in the family system (Bengtson, 2001). Intergenerational...
Intergenerational Solidarity and Conflict
TWO SCENARIOS: CONFLICT AND AUTONOMYJudging from certain mass media two representations of intergenerational relations between adult children and parents seem to emerge: They are either in a state of permanent unsolvable conflict, or they have as little...
Kin Network and Its Effect on the Psychological Well-Being of the Youth: The Case of Taiwan
INTRODUCTIONWilliam J. Goode (1982) in his classic "The Family" indicated that clan, lineage, kinship and other consanguine groups declined during industrialization. The argument is understandable since quite a number of functionally specialized agencies...
Parents, Children and the Distance between Them: Long Term Socialization Effects in the Netherlands
THE TRANSMISSION OF ATTITUDESSocialization as the source of continuity between generations and a buffer for social change has received much attention over more than a century (Beck, Bruner, and Dobson, 1975; Giddings, 1897; Jennings and Niemi, 1981)....
The Transmission of Religious Beliefs across Generations: Do Grandparents Matter?*
INTRODUCTIONAlthough the transmission of religious values and beliefs across generations is one of the primary means by which continuity is maintained in the American family, cultural critics of contemporary family life maintain that the capacity of...
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