Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 1, Winter

Child Fostering and Fertility: Some Evidence from Ghana
INTRODUCTION Child fostering is a custom that is practiced in many African societies. Children are fostered out to live with surrogate parents in the event of family crisis or when the biological parents, for some reason, are unable to raise them. Fostering...
Family Change and Family Policies in Great Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States
KAMERMAN, Sheila B. and Alfred J. KAHN, FAMILY CHANGE AND FAMILY POLICIES IN GREAT BRITAIN,CANADA, NEWZEALAND, AND THE UNITED STATES.* New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1997, 463pp., $135.00 hardcover. This book provides a social history of demographic...
Family Policy in a Changing Vietnam
Vietnam has a long history of maintaining a double life. For more than 1000 years it resisted foreign domination by China, France, and the United States. This "closed," defensive stance was balanced by a genuine openness to, and admiration for, foreign...
Impact of Watching International Television Programs on Adolescents in India: A Research Note
INTRODUCTION Learning leads to a relatively permanent change in the behavior of an individual as a result of practice or experience. Apart from classical conditioning or instrumental conditioning, learning also includes cognitive learning. In a child,...
Intermarriage among Italians: Some Regional Variations in Australia
INTRODUCTION This paper is part of a larger project on the prevalence of intermarriage in Australia based on an analysis of census data. The primary aim of the paper is to identify the extent of intermarriage between Italian-born migrants, people born...
Intermittent Employment among Married Women: A Comparative Study of Buenos Aires and Mexico City
INTRODUCTION In the past decade, female labor force participation in Latin America has grown rapidly. This increase has coincided with the implementation of structural adjustment and economic reform policies, These policies - including a reduction in...
Intrafamiliar Congruence in Gender-Role Ideology: Husband-Wife versus Parents-Offspring
Intrafamiliar Congruence in Gender-Role Ideology: Husband-Wife Versus Parents-Offspring* The study deals with congruence in gender-role ideology among family members (i.e., husband-wife, and parents-offspring). This topic is especially relevant, owing...
Privacy in the Family: Its Hierarchical and Asymmetric Nature
The concept of privacy has been examined and theorised in depth by Westin (1970) and Altman (1976). Westin (1970) proposes four states of privacy which include: (1) solitude - the state of being alone and unobserved; (2) intimacy - the establishment...
Resiliency in African-American Families
McCUBBIN, Hamilton I, Elizabeth A. THOMPSON, Anne I. THOMPSON and Jo A. FUTRELL, editors, RESILIENCY IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILIES. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1998, 357pp., $28.95 softcover / $59.95 hardcover. Resiliency in African-American...
Status Exchange in Intermarriage among Hawaiians, Japanese, Filipinos and Caucasians in Hawaii: 1983-1994
High rates of intermarriage are a unique demographic characteristic of the people of Hawaii. Historically intermarriage has been common in Hawaii, and the outmarriage rate during the last decade was around 46% in the state (HSMDH 1995). Many factors...
The Bottom Rung: African American Family Life on Southern Farms
TOLNAY, Stewart E., THE BOTTOM RUNG: African American Family Life on Southern Farms. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1999, 232pp., $20.00 softcover / $45.00 hardcover. Tolnay, a SUNY Albany demographer who has previously written on lynching...
The Excluded Wife
WOON, Yuen-Fong, THE EXCLUDED WIFE. Montreal, Quebec: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998, 295pp., $29.95 hardcover. One might expect an uninspiring historical account of the struggles of the Chinese women who had to put up with their isolation from...
Unwilling Idlers: The Urban Unemployed and Their Families in Late Victorian Canada
BASKERVILLE, Peter and Eric W. SAGER, UNWILLING IDLERS: The Urban Unemployed and Their Families in Late Victorian Canada. Toronto, Ontario: University of Toronto Press, 1998, 294pp., $24.95 softcover. Unemployment has a long history. As Scottish historian...
Women, Family and Child Care in ITndia: A World in Transition
SEYMOUR, Susan C., WOMEN, FAMILY AND CHILD CARE IN INDIA: A World in Transition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999, 323pp., Rs. 595 softcover. The book is an outcome of a meticulous anthropological research spanning a period of three decades...
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