Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 1, Winter

Attitudes toward Family Size Preferences in Urban Ethiopia*
INTRODUCTIONIn contrast to the developed world, the change in fertility levels in many developing countries started much more recently. Significant changes toward low family size have been observed in most of Asia and Latin America, while a few Sub-Saharan...
City Survivors: Bringing Up Children in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods
Anne Power. CITY SURVIVORS: BRINGING UP CHILDREN IN DISADVANTAGED NEIGHBOURHOODS. Bristol: The Policy Press, 2007. Ppbk: £17.59; Hdbk: £59.Neighbourhoods shape people's lives, providing essential services that families and children depend on. This involves...
Cultural Impacts of Sisimpur, Sesame Street, in Rural Bangladesh: Views of Family Members and Teachers*
INTRODUCTIONEarly Childhood Development (ECD), consisting of targeted efforts to foster the intellectual and social development of preschool children, is a growing policy emphasis in developing countries (Perm, 2005; UNESCO, 2004; Young, 2002). The estabhshment...
Do Sub-Cultural Norms Survive Immigration? - Cantonese and Mandarin Fertility in the United States*
INTRODUCTIONImmigrant fertility has received a great deal of scholarly attention over the years. A large number of studies have examined the role of ethnic subcultures and found them to be influential in explaining nativity and majority-minority differences...
Families in Japan: Changes, Continuities,and Regional Variations
Dr. Fwnie Kumagai. FAMILIES IN JAPAN: CHANGES, CONTINUITIES,AND REGIONAL VARIATIONS. University Press of America, Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A., 2008, pp. 173.When the possibility to review this book first presented itself, I immediately seized the opportunity....
Grandparents across the Ocean: Eastern European Immigrants' Struggle to Maintain Intergenerational Relationships
INTRODUCTIONAdvancements in phone and internet communication, affordable transportation, dual citizenship, and globalization of the world distinguish modern immigrants from those of centuries past when immigration involved the probability that an emigrating...
Perspectives on Elder Abuse in Korea
INTRODUCTIONAlthough elder abuse in Korea has recently received increased attention, little is known about how older people are treated in their homes. Due to developments in medical care, improvement in sanitary conditions, and attention to health issues,...
Socializing Children under Fire: Western Women and Palestinian Men1
INTRODUCTIONThis article examines the interface of cultural adaptation patterns of intermarried couples and the socialization of children in a context of political conflict. The paper is derived from a broader investigation of identity change in intercultural...
The Impact of Child and Maternal Health Indicators on Female Labor Force Participation after Childbirth: Evidence for Germany*
INTRODUCTIONIn the last few decades, the labor force participation of mothers has increased dramatically in Germany. While this trend has been seen outside Germany as well, the situation here is unique in two respects. First, labor force participation...
Uneasy Reunions: Immigration, Citizenship, and Family Life in Post-1997 Hong Kong
Nicole Dejong Newendorp. UNEASY REUNIONS: IMMIGRATION, CITIZENSHIP, AND FAMILY LIFE IN POST-1997 HONG KONG. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2008.This book, based on field research for a doctoral degree in anthropology, provides a major contribution...
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