Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 37, No. 1, Winter

Changing Views on Family Diversity in Urban Korea
With increased industrialization and urbanization in a particular society, we can expect population changes and newly emerging family patterns with changing views and values toward family diversity. From a structural-functional perspective, Goode (1963)...
Child Care by Poor Single Mothers: Study of Mother-Headed Families in India
INTRODUCTIONThe impact of single parent families on child development is complex and varied. Traditionally housewives in India are expected to take care of their families, which include their children. Normally they are not likely to be earning members...
Cohabiting Unions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Explaining Botswana's Exceptionality
INTRODUCTIONDespite extraordinary diversity across sub-Saharan Africa1, early dominant models of traditional marriage in many societies of the continent stressed several key components. These included, inter alia, almost universal marriage for both sexes;...
Comforting the Occupation. Work, Education, and Political Activism of Palestinian Families in a Refugee Camp
Rosenfield, Maya. COMFORTING THE OCCUPATION. WORK, EDUCATION, AND POLITICAL ACTIVISM OF PALESTINIAN FAMILIES IN A REFUGEE CAMP. Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA 2004. Soft cover, ISBN 0-8047-4987-6.Confronting the Occupation is a thoughtful and...
Family Size, Family Type and Student Achievement: Cross-National Differences and the Role of Socioeconomic and School Factors
INTRODUCTIONThe finding that students from larger families have less favorable educational outcomes is well established in the United States (Blake, 1989; Mare and Chen, 1986; Powell and Parcel, 1999). Negative effects for family size or the number of...
Labor Force Participation of Married Women in Hong Kong: A Feminist Perspective
INTRODUCTIONAs a former British colony with the majority of its population being Chinese, Hong Kong has been transformed from a backward fishing village to a prosperous modem city. Industrialization and modernization have brought about significant social...
Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings
Newman, Katherine S., Cybelle Fox, David Harding, Jal Mehta, and Wendy Roth., RAMPAGE: THE SOCIAL ROOTS OF SCHOOL SHOOTINGS. New York: Basic Books, 2004, $27.50 hardcover.Rampage highlights two low-crime, family-centered U.S. communities that spawned...
Reconstructing Mothering1 among Korean Immigrant Working Class Women in the United States
Since the national origin quota system was abolished four decades ago in 1965,2 immigration from Korea to the United States has dramatically increased. Unlike previous immigrants who were mainly farmers and laborers, many new Korean immigrants arrived...
REINVENTING THE CULTURE OF WOMANHOOD IN AMERICA AND BRAZIL, AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE: Models for the 21st Century 1964-2001
Westfried, Alex Huxley., REINVENTING THE CULTURE OF WOMANHOOD IN AMERICA AND BRAZIL, AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE: Models for the 21st Century 1964-2001. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2002,199 pp. Paperback.While this small text does not...
Social Values and Self-Disclosure: A Comparison of Chinese Native, Chinese Resident (in U.S.) and North American Spouses
INTRODUCTIONAs Chinese families are becoming more prominent in the US population (Ferguson, 1995), there is an increasing need for research on Chinese and North American experiences of marriage. Previous cross-cultural research has focused on mate selection...
Two-Lives, One Partner: Indo-Canadian Youth between Love and Arranged Marriages*
INTRODUCTIONIndo-Canadian youths say they are living two lives: one in Canadian secular society, the other in their Indian ethnic community. They experience two family systems, particularly different in the ways marriages are decided. On the one hand,...
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