Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 5, Autumn

Adolescents' Obligations toward Their Families: Intergenerational Discrepancies and Well-Being in Three Ethnic Groups in the Netherlands
INTRODUCTIONConflicts between parents and their adolescent children about children's contribution to chores and taking responsibility for family life are quite common. Adolescents generally report that they should have fewer obligations, whereas parents...
Arranged Marriage: Change or Persistence? Illustrative Cases of Nigerians in the USA*
INTRODUCTIONIt is a common practice for marriages in traditional settings1 to be arranged whether these settings are in Africa or China. The same, however, may not be true of marriages in urban settings even in Africa and of marriages involving Africans...
Asian American Elders in the Twenty First Century: Key Indicators of Well-Being
MUI, Ada C. and Tazuko SHIBUSAWA. ASIAN AMERICAN ELDERS IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY: KEY INDICATORS OF WELL-BEING Columbia University Press, January 2009, 224 pages, ISBN 978-23 1-13590-0, Cloth: $40 US.Review by: MARCIE PARKER1This slender volume looks...
Attitude toward Childbearing outside of Marriage in Canada*
INTRODUCTIONThe last three decades have seen a profound transformation in attitudes toward family, gender roles, and family related behaviors in most of Western developed countries. Studies documenting these attitudinal changes call attention to the...
Determinants of Consensual Divorce in Korea: Gender, Socio-Economic Status, and Life Course
INTRODUCTIONIn many industriaUzed countries, the pressure to stay married has dissipated and marriages are more freely terminated than at any other time in history (Hughes, 2005; Wallerstein, Lewis and Blakeslee, 2000). In Korea, divorce has traditionaUy...
Editor's Note
We are now receiving an increasing number of articles for review, and we have many good suggestions for Special Issues. We are also regularly publishing Special Issues based on selected Papers presented at the Research Seminars of the Committee on Family...
Exploring Intercultural Relationships: A Study of Russian Immigrants Married to Native Israelis*
"When I heard that he never read Dostoyevsky and wasn't even interested, I just slammed the door on him and thought this relationship was over. Yet, a few days later I spotted him in the library asking for 'Crime and Punishment' in Hebrew. OK, I mused,...
Grandparents Caring for Their Grandchildren: Emerging Roles and Exchanges in Global Perspectives
(ProQuest: ... denotes obscured text omitted.)INTRODUCTIONFamilies are the safety nets for society because they handle whatever problems for which there are no adequate programs or organizational responses in the larger society. Families also coordinate...
Key Educational Experiences in Israeli Families: Adventures, Trust and Self-Discover
INTRODUCTIONThis paper seeks to highlight the importance of key educational experiences for studies of family socialization. It accentuates the role of rare yet decisive educative events, and shows that such one-time episodes may constitute opportunities...
Resettled Refugee Families and Their Children's Futures: Coherence, Hope and Support[diamonds]
INTRODUCTIONWhen a refugee family is resettled from a situation of persecution, war, and insecurity to a peaceful and wealthy country their expectations of a better Ufe for themselves and their children are naturally high. Parents1 who have struggled...
Sisters Doing for Themselves, or Not: Aunts and Caregiving in Canada
INTRODUCTIONOn 10 October 2007, two stories appeared in The Globe and Mail and the Vancouver Sun, leading Canadian daiUes. The first, an obituary, featured a good mother who, as one of seven orphaned offspring of a Nova Scotian miner, was raised by "the...
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