Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 1, Winter

China's One-Child Policy and the Changing Family
INTRODUCTIONTwo major events occurred in China in the late 1970s. One is the establishment of reform and the "open door" policy under Deng Xiaoping, and the second is the implementation of the one-child population policy. The economic and political reforms...
Cultivating the Difference: Social Class, Parental Values, Cultural Capital and Children's After-School Activities in Taiwan
INTRODUCTIONDuring a regular weekday afternoon at four o'clock, as the children from the Sweet Home Elementary School in Taipei, Taiwan spilled out of the tiny urban campus, the people waiting outside the school gate to pick them up were not their parents....
Gender and Divorce in Contemporary Singapore
INTRODUCTIONThis paper explores specific dynamics that occur during the divorce process in an Asian society where traditional values remain relatively strong. Existing studies have shed light on the experiences of divorced women and men in other cultural...
Introduction to the Special Issue
Familism and patrilineal values are dominant cultural ideals in the Chinese history. Accompanied by the collective orientation as well as the veneration of generation and age, family functions and actual practices have followed the prescribed normative...
Marital Power Structure in Two Chinese Societies: Measurement and Mechanisms
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)INTRODUCTIONThe changing conjugal relationship has become a focal issue in family research in East Asia. Despite a complicated cultural and normative background, marital power as the conventional concept remains...
The Changes in Mainland Chinese Families during the Social Transition: A Critical Analysis
INTRODUCTIONModernization theory offers possible explanations for family changes related to advances in science and technology, and socio-economic development in industrial societies. Modernization impacts family structure, relationship, values and beliefs....
The Changing Pattern of Marital Satisfaction in Hong Kong
INTRODUCTIONFor decades, family scholars from the United States and Europe have been fiercely debating whether the marriage institution has been in trouble or decline, and whether this has caused instability in marriages and deterioration in relationship...
Timing of Parental Divorce, Marriage Expectations, and Romance in Taiwan
INTRODUCTIONIn response to the prevalence of divorced families, numerous family studies have focused on the influence of parental divorce and marital conflict on offspring's intimate relationship formation (Raley, Crissey, & Muller 2007; Ryan, Franzetta,...
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