Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 1, Spring

Child Maltreatment: A Test of Sociobiological Theory
CHILD MALTREATMENT: A TEST OF SOCIOBIOLOGICAL THEORY*Although the American Humane Association (1986) reported 1.7 million cases of child maltreatment in the U.S. in 1984, attempts to understand and ameliorate child maltreatment have met with limited...
Dowry-Related Violence: A Content Analysis of News in Selected Newspapers
In the past 15 years, women's issues, such as dowry death, rape, and sari(1) have begun to attract media attention, largely due to the growth of the contemporary women's movement in India (Joseph and Sharma, 1991). Married women are reported to be emotionally...
Group Work with African American Men Who Batter: Toward More Ethnically Sensitive Practice
Over the past two decades, awareness and concern about the incidence and severity of wife or partner abuse has mounted. Information about men who batter has grown. Prevention and treatment efforts have been developed and widely disseminated as well....
Out-of-Town Brides: International Marriage and Wife Abuse among Chinese Immigrants
OUT-OF-TOWN BRIDES: INTERNATIONAL MARRIAGE AND WIFE ABUSE AMONG CHINESE IMMIGRANTSDuring the mid-nineteenth century, tens of thousands of Chinese males came to the United States to work in the gold mines and on railroads (Barth, 1964). Since family members...
Parental Abduction of Children from Interracial and Cross-Cultural Marriages
Violence and crimes involving family members, including physical and sexual abuse of children, elder abuse, spousal violence and marital rape, are widely recognized as serious social problems in many societies. In the U.S., much of the concern about...
State-to-State Differences in Social Inequality and Social Bonds in Relation to Assaults on Wives in the United States
STATE-TO-STATE DIFFERENCES IN SOCIAL INEQUALITY AND SOCIAL BONDS IN RELATION ON ASSAULTS ON WIVES IN THE UNITED STATES*THEORIES OF WIFE-BEATINGINDIVIDUAL-LEVEL VERSUS SOCIAL SYSTEM-LEVEL THEORIESMost research on the causes of wife-beating has used data...
Violence toward Black Women in a Nationally Representative Sample of Black Families
VIOLENCE TOWARD BLACK WOMEN IN A NATIONALLY REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF BLACK FAMILIES*Despite the growth of research on family violence, our knowledge about family violence in families of color or minority families is limited. One reason for this is because...
Wife Beating and Modernization: The Case of Papua New Guinea
WIFE BEATING AND MODERNIZATION: THE CASE OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA*INTRODUCTIONIn response to a directive from the Minister of Justice in 1982, the Papua New Guinea Law Reform Commission undertook a series of standardized questionnaire surveys to investigate...
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