Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 4, Autumn

Changing Times - Family Formation Processes among Turkish Immigrant Women and Their Danish Majority Peers 1
INTRODUCTIONIn the last decade, descendants of immigrants to Europe are coming of age in growing numbers and forming families. Studies of this "second generation" commonly investigate the extent to which the practices of such offspring resemble those...
Childhoods in Context
Alison Clark (ed.). Childhoods In Context. Clifton, Bristol: The Policy Press (2013). 312 pages, ISBN: 9781447305811.Reviewed by Nicole Malette, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.Childhoods in Context (2013), is one of a four part...
Editor's Comments
All the articles in this issue of the Journal are rich in cross-cultural, cross-national and cross-religious variations among such nations as Denmark, South-East Asia, Eastern Europe, Hong Kong, Latin America, The United States and China. These articles...
Fairy Brides from Heaven: Mate Selection in Rural China, 1949-2000
INTRODUCTIONMuch of the previous research on mate selection processes has focused on micro- and mesolevel determinants, including diverse preferences for the characteristics of potential partners and the makeup of the local marriage market (Kalmijn,...
Fathers in the Fields: Father Involvement among Latino Migrant Farmworkers
INTRODUCTIONIt is estimated that there are over 3 million migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the United States (Larson, 2000). Approximately 42% of this population has been identified as migrating and 58% of migrant labor farmworkers are seasonal. Migrant...
Hiring Domestic Help and Family Well-Being in Hong Kong: A Propensity Score Matching Analysis 1
INTRODUCTIONOver the past few decades, the female labor force participation rate has increased remarkably in post-industrial societies (Brewster & Rindfuss, 2000). The shift in the female labor force participation rate has had significant impacts...
Households in Contemporary Southeast Asia
INTRODUCTIONThe family in Southeast Asia is a diverse social institution that has been shaped, and continues to be shaped, by many influences. Historically, the influences came from East and South Asia. Therbom (2004), for example, thought that the "rigid...
Language and Non-Linguistic Brokering: Diversity of Experiences of Immigrant Young Adults from Eastern Europe 1
INTRODUCTIONThere are nearly 40 million foreign-bom individuals currently living in the United States, and vast majority of them (85%) speaks a language other than English at home (Grieco et al., 2012). Immigrant children and adolescents often have better...
The Sociology of Religion: A Canadian Perspective
Lome L. Dawson and Joel Thiessen. The Sociology of Religion: A Canadian Perspective. Toronto, Canada: Oxford University Press (2014). 262 pages, ISBN : 9780195425574.Potential non-Canadian readers should not be put-off by the title of Lome L. Dawson...
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