Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 4, Autumn

Challenges for Work and Family in the Twenty-First Century
VANNOY, Dana and Paula J. DUBECK, eds., CHALLENGES FOR WORK AND FAMILY IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. Hawthorne, New York: Aldine DeGruyter, 1998,234 pp., $21.95 softcover / $43.95 hardcover. This collection of thirteen original papers (plus an introduction...
Comparisons of Parenting Attitudes among Five Ethnic Groups in the United States
Parenting attitudes and behaviors and their influence on children has been an area of great interest to researchers. There has been abundant research exploring different types of parenting and the outcomes of parenting. Parents develop their parenting...
East-Indian College Student's Perceptions of Family Strengths
The concept of "family strengths" is reemerging as a very viable and important topic in the field of Family Science. Otto (1962) introduced the concept, and was a pioneer in researching family strengths. A decade later, Hill (1973) defined family strengths...
Effects of Child Gender Preference on Contraceptive Use in Rural Bangladesh
INTRODUCTION While Bangladesh continues to be one of the most densely populated countries, fertility rates have declined over the last 25 years. It is noteworthy that Bangladesh is characterized by factors conventionally considered to be unfavorable...
Family Socialization of Ethnic Identity among Chinese American Pre-Adolescents
Although the number of native-born immigrant children with Latin American and Asian origins reached 16.4 million in 1990, still little is known regarding this group of children's identity formation and socialization (e.g., Portes, 1994a; Walters, 1994)....
Family: The Making of an Idea, an Institution, and a Controversy in American Culture
FALLELL, Betty G., FAMILY The Making of an Idea, an Institution, and a Controversy in American Culture. Boulder Colorado: Westview Press, 1999,199pp., $22.00 softcover / $69.00 hardcover. LAURIE WERMUTH* The Norman Rockwell portrait of a Thanksgiving...
Favoritism and the Changing Value of Children: A Note on the Chinese Middle Class in Singapore
In the 1950s, there was a great deal of discussion in the United States about the impact of industrialization and urbanization on the American family (e.g. Parsons, 1956; Goode, 1963; Ogbum, 1964). Parsons (1956:3), for example, argued that as societies...
Polygyny, Gender Relations, and Reproduction in Ghana
INTRODUCTION AND CONCEPTUALIZATION Most demographic research on the institution of polygyny in sub-Saharan Africa has focused on reasons for the continued persistence or for the transformation of this institution and on individual-level effects of polygyny...
Premarital Childbearing in Urban Cameroon: Paternal Recognition, Child Care and Financial Support
INTRODUCTION In many African countries, including Cameroon, an increasing number of urban young women and men postpone their entry into first marriage because of financial constraints and educational opportunities (Cochrane and Farid 1989; Lesthaeghe...
The Impact of Postmarital Residence of Fertility, Early Childhood Mortality, and Child Health in Southern Ethiopia
The link between family systems and demographic behavior has recently been the subject of important new theoretical and empirical work by anthropologists and others. Among the key foci for this work has been the link between coresidential arrangements...
The Psychology of Sexual Victimization: A Handbook
PALUDI, Michele Antoinette, ed., THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SEXUAL VICTIMIZATION: A Handbook. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999,272 pp., $69.50 hardcover. R. SOORYAMOORTHY* This book, which substantial research input, presents very important realms of sexual...
Women and Domestic Violence: An Interdisciplinary Approach
FEDER, Lynette, ed., WOMEN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Binghamton, New York: The Haworth Press, Inc., 1999, 132 pp., $14.95 softcover/ $29.95 hardcover. Domestic violence, gaining attention in recent years, is not a phenomenon...
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