Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 1, Winter

Families in the Future: Stories of Finnish Students
INTRODUCTIONThe question of the future of families has emerged as a topic of societal discussion and of sociological study during the last few years in Finland (Jokinen 2014), as well as elsewhere in Europe (e.g., Kapella et ah, 2011; Parke, 2013). The...
Family in the Narratives of Good Life: Performing Masculinities in the Lithuanian Correctional Facilities 1
INTRODUCTIONMost recent work on men in correctional facilities is devoted to their adaptation strategies to prison environment (Crewe, 2007; Liebling, 2004; Liebling and Maruna, 2005; Jewkes, 2005). Some research has focused on male prisoners' relationship...
Global Migration and Family Change in the Baltic Sea Region
INTRODUCTIONGlobal migration rapidly modifies family life presenting migration and family scholars with new challenges. Researchers are interested in the effect migration has on a family not only because the number of such families is on the rise, but...
Introduction to the Special Issue
The focus of this special issue is encapsulated in three keywords: 'reshaping,' 'families' and 'the region.' Reshaping is a multi-faceted concept with many layers, open to study from multiple perspectives. The contributors to the issue refresh our understanding...
Life Plans of Estonian Young Adults and Their Realization: The Impact of Parental Divorce in the Context of Late Socialism and the Post-Socialist Transition 1
INTRODUCTIONA number of studies, mostly in the United States, have shown that parental divorce has significant influence on young adults' life transitions and their timing (Aquilino, 1991; Bernhardt, Gähler, and Goldscheider, 2005; Goldscheider and Goldscheider,...
Marriage, Cohabitation and LAT Relationships
A BRIEF HISTORY OF MARRIAGEThe verb to marry can have various meanings. In some cultures to marry and thus marriage has been constituted through the moving in together of a woman and a man under the condition that the surrounding society has acknowledged...
The Transforming Educational Gradient in Marital Disruption in Northern Europe: A Comparative Study Based on GGS Data 1
INTRODUCTIONSince the middle of the 20th century the rise in divorce has significantly reshaped family life across the developed world. In Europe, the forerunners of this development were among the Northern and Eastern European countries (Blossfeld and...
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