Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 3, Summer

Child Poverty and Family Structure in Canada, 1981-1997
INTRODUCTIONThe study of poverty in Canada is clearly hindered by a lack of consensus in definition. For example, in a widely distributed news release by Statistics Canada on the measurement on poverty and low income, Chief Statistician Ivan Fellegi...
Ethnicity and Inequality: British Children's Experience of Means-Tested Benefits*
INTRODUCTIONThe current British Government famously asserted at the beginning of its first term in office its intention to eliminate child poverty within a generation and halve it within a decade (Department of Social security 1999). It also demonstrated...
Income Distribution and Social Exclusion of Children: Evidence from Italy and Spain in the 1990s*
INTRODUCTIONThe last decade has witnessed a striking divergence in the economic well-being of children and the elderly, the two most vulnerable age groups in any society. In many industrialized countries, an improvement in the economic situation of the...
Inequalities in Mexican Children's Schooling*
INTRODUCTIONDuring the second half of the past century, mexican society experienced two very important and related changes: rapid urbanization and the expansion of basic education. But not all social groups benefited alike from the expansion of education....
Introduction: Dimensions of Children's Inequality*
INTRODUCTIONIn the last third of the 20th century, children's special protected status has been affirmed by nearly every nation (UNICEF 2002). Yet throughout the world, children are still more likely to live in poverty than are adults (European Commission...
Public or Private Responsibility? Early Childhood Education and Care, Inequality, and the Welfare State*
INTRODUCTIONPublic investments in early childhood education and care (ECEC) have grown substantially during recent decades in most of the industrialized welfare states. Although ECEC provision is increasing everywhere, institutional arrangements for...
Sex Differences in Child Health: Effects of Mexico-US Migration*
INTRODUCTIONA substantial literature on migration and child health has emerged during the last decade. Many studies have focused on socioeconomically disadvantaged groups, either because poor status was linked to worse infant health or because it appeared...
The Dynamics of Child Poverty: Britain and Germany Compared*
INTRODUCTIONGermany and the UK are the two largest and most economically successful nations in the EU. However, Germany does better than Britain in protecting children from the problems of low income. For example, according to the Statistical Office...
Time to Read: Family Resources and Educational Outcomes in Britain*
INTRODUCTIONDespite ambitious educational reforms since the second World War, educational inequalities continue to persist in most industrialized societies (Shavit and Blossfeld, 1993). Most research in this area has examined the effects of ascriptive...
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