Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 2, Spring

Away from Home: Iranian Woman, Displacement Cultural Resistance and Change
Away from Home: Iranian Women, Displacement Cultural Resistance and Change* Patriarchy is a structural and ideological system of domination which produces, sustains and reproduces authoritarian, asymmetrical sexist values and practices. The material...
Dynamic Dimensions of Family Structure in Low-Income African American Families: Emergent Themes in Qualitative Research
Dynamic Dimensions of Family Structure in Low-Income African American Families: Emergent Themes in Qualitative Research* In the past two decades, dramatic increases in the number of economically disadvantaged households headed by females have renewed...
Ethiopean and Israeli Students' Adjustment to College: The Effect of Family, Social Support and Individual Coping Styles
AMITH BEN-DAVID* and RONIT LEICHTENTRIT** Ethiopian refugees have been a growing ethnic group in Israel during the past few decades, and children who entered Israel as a part of this immigration pattern are now in the college system. These students are...
Living Arrangements of Older Parents in Korea
Living Arrangements of Older Parents in Korea* INTRODUCTION Living arrangements are an important dimension of family relations influencing the daily lives of the elderly (Kertzer, 1986). However, the living arrangements of older persons vary widely across...
Marital Power Relations, Resources and Gender Role Ideology: A Multivariate Model for Assessing Effects
Marital Power Relations, Resources and Gender Role Ideology: A Multivariate Model for Assessing Effects* Over the past 40 years, empirical research on marital power relations has been based on Resource Theory (Blood and Wolfe, 1960), an extension of...
Parental Attitudes toward Their Parenting Styles and Children's Competence in Families Whose Children Are Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Carriers in Guangzhou China
Parental Attitudes Toward Their Parenting Styles and Children's Competence in Families Whose Children are Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Carriers in Guangzhou China* More than 20,000 children in Guangzhou were carriers of Hepatitis B Virus (HBV), and one out...
Prevalence and Patterns of Female Headed Households in Latin America: 1970-1990
Prevalence and Patterns of Female Headed Households in Latin America: 1970-1990* INTRODUCTION Recent research almost uniformly finds increasing trends in female headed households in the United States and other industrialized countries (Garfinkel and...
Sexually Aggressive Children: Coming to Understand Them
ARAJI, Sharon K., SEXUALLY AGGRESSIVE CHILDREN: Coming to Understand Them. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997, 246 pp., S24.50 softcover. This work lays out a new field of social science study concerned with preadoleseent children who exhibit...
Single Women in Nepal: Familial Support, Familial Neglect
Single Women in Nepal: Familial Support, Familial Neglect* INTRODUCTION Women, commonly lacking access to property, jobs, and power, have in many conunmunities successfully relied on one another' as they work to create sustainable futures for themselves...
Teenage Sexuality, Opposing Viewpoints
SWISHER, Karin L., ed., Terry O'NEILL and Bruno LIONE, asst. eds., TEENAGE SEXUALITY, OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, Inc., 1994, 236 pp., $16.20 softcover / $26.20 hardcover. This book is one of several volumes in the Opposing...
The Family in India: Critical Essays
SHAH, A. M., THE FAMILY IN INDIA: Critical Essays. New Delhi: Orient Longman Ltd., 1998, 173 pp., $14.00 / Rs. 110.00 softcover. In this collection of essays, A.M. Shah presents an analysis of the family as one of the fundamental structures of Indian...
The Trouble with Normal: Postwar Youth and the Making of Heterosexuality
ADAMS, Mary Louise, THE TROUBLE WITH NORMAL: Postwar Youth and the Making of Heterosexuality. Toronto Canada: University of Toronto Press Inc., 1997, 225 pp., $19.95 softcover / $50.00 hardcover. The trouble with Normal: Postwar Youth and the Making...
Work and Marriage: Mother-Daughter Similarities in Sri Lanka
Generational interaction and gender roles are two of the most important dimensions of family life in most societies. This is especially true for Asian cultures where status and roles in the gender and generational hierarchies are key to understanding...
Work-Family Stage and Satisfaction with Work-Family Balance
INTRODUCTION Work and Family Stage Family development theory (Hill & Rodgers, 1964; Rodgers, 1973; Aldous, 1978; Mattessich & Hill, 1987; White, 1991; Rodgers and White, 1993) posits that each stage of the family is marked by a different set...
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