Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 1, Winter

Earning & Caring in Canadian Families
BEAUJOT, Roderic, EARNING & CARING IN CANADIAN FAMILIES, Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 1999,416 pp., $22.95 US / $29.95 Cdn. L14.95 hardcover. Earning & Caring deserves an important place in the Canadian literature on families. It includes...
Family Capital and South African Young Adults' Self-Concept
INTRODUCTION In the development of a bioecological model of human development, Bronfenbrenner (1994:1645) and Bronfenbrenner and Ceci (1994) proposed that family learning environments can be conceived of as a set of nested structures "each inside the...
Family Roles of Contemporary Palestinian Women
Since 1948, tens of thousands of Palestinians have fled their homes due to fighting between Israel and its Arab neighbors. Consequently, Palestinian families have been exposed to powerful social, political and economic forces. Relocation to refugee camps,...
Family Structure and School Attendance among Children 13-16 in Argentina and Panama
INTRODUCTION In this paper, we ask whether there is a family arrangement most associated with an adolescent child 13-16 still being in school in two Latin American countries with important similarities and differences, Argentina and Panama. It is important...
Female Cooperation and Conflict in Rural Mali: Effects on Infant and Child Survival
INTRODUCTION Research on the determinants of child survival in developing countries has focused primarily on biological, environmental and socioeconomic factors (Caldwell & Caldwell, 1987; Mosley & Chen, 1984). Faced with fragile economic circumstances,...
Halving It All: How Equally Shared Parenting Works
DEUTSCH, Francine M., HALVING IT ALL: How Equally Shared Parenting Works. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1999, 317 pp., $14.95 softcover. Reviewed by: ANN M. MEIER Having it All provides unique insight into the lives of families...
Marital Happiness and Inter-Racial Marriage: A Study in a Multi-Ethnic Community in Hawaii
Marital happiness depends on many factors, and homogeneity of race and culture between the couple is surely among them. Over the past three decades, inter-racial marriages have increased rapidly, from 310, 000 to more than 1.1 million, and their proportion...
Marital Status as Differentiating Factor in Canadian Women's Coping with Partner Violence
Violence against women is a major problem in Canada. Grandin and Lupri (1997) compared rates of violence in Canada and the United States and found Canadians have a higher prevalence of partner violence than Americans. This is indicative that partner...
New Poverty: Families in Postmodern Society
CHEAL, David, NEW POVERTY: Families in Postmodern Society. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999, 232 pp., $22.95 softcover / $55.00 hardcover. This book compares poverty in the contemporary United States and Canada with poverty in England at the end of...
Parenthood and Psychological Well-Being in Finland: Does Public Policy Make a Difference?
According to a comprehensive literature review by McLanahan and Adams (1987:248), parenthood has a negative net effect on mental well-being in the United States: "The presence of children appears to be associated with lower levels of happiness and satisfaction...
The Post-Migration Survival of Traditional Marriage Patterns: Consanguineous Marriages among Turks and Moroccans in Belgium
INTRODUCTION An early scientific account on consanguineous marriages comes from George Darwin. In the second half of the nineteenth century, Darwin tried to estimate the incidence of kin marriages in England by comparing the expected common-surname marriages...
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