Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 4, Autumn

Child Abuse: A Global View
SCHWARTZ-KENNEY, Beth M., Michelle McCAULEY and Michelle A. EPSTEIN, eds., CHILD ABUSE: A Global View. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000, 296 pp., $49.95 hardcover. Research on family processes around the world is quite immense. However, few of these...
Cohabitation: An Alternative Form of Family Living
WU, Zheng, COHABITATION: An Alternative Form of Family Living. Don Mills, Ontario: Oxford University Press, 2000, 200 pp., $22.50 softcover. This volume forms part of a series of in-depth studies of the social, political, and economic dimensions of Canadian...
Cultural Viability and Gender Egalitarianism: An Elusive Balance Yet to Be Struck
That cultures change over time can be seen as a given. Rome of the 20th century is quite different from the Rome of Caesar. The inhabitants of Manhattan, New York, have undergone a series of transformations since 1620. Chaucer's England is clearly distinct...
Divorce: Process and Correlates a Cross-Cultural Study
In India, considerable research on divorce has been documented, albeit on a lesser scale compared to the west (Kuppuswamy, 1957; Fonseca, 1966. Mehta, 1975; Kundu and Ghosh, 1977; Pothen, 1986; Choudhary, 1988; Kumari, 1989; Desai, 1991 and Badiger and...
Elder Care Giving in South Asian Families: Implications for Social Service
INTRODUCTION Perhaps one of the greatest challenges facing an aging American population is to providing institutional and non- institutional support services for the elderly with an explicit objective of improving and maintaining quality of life during...
Families and Change: Coping with Stressful Events and Transitions: Second Edition
McKENRY, Patrick, C. and Sharon J. PRICE, eds., FAMILIES AND CHANGE: Coping With Stressful Events and Transitions: Second Edition. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, Inc., 2000, 442 pp., $39.95 softcover. This edited volume focuses on changes...
From Abortion to Contraception: A Resource to Public Policies and Reproductive Behavior in Central and Eastern Europe from 1917 to the Present
DAVID, Henry P. and Joanna SKILOGLANIS, eds., FROM ABORTION TO CONTRACEPTION; A Resource to Public Policies and Reproductive Behavior in Central and Eastern Europe from 1917 to the Present. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999, 408 pp., $99.95 hardcover....
Interprofessional Practice with Diverse Populations
GEVA, Esther, Allan BARSKY and Fern WESTERNOFF, eds., INTERPROFESSIONAL PRACTICE WITH DIVERSE POPULATIONS. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Corp., Inc., 2000, 211pp., $67.50 hardcover.. A psychologist, a social worker, and a speech-language...
Into the Promised Land: Issues Facing the Welfare State
BEN-ARIEH, Asher and John GAL, eds., INTO THE PROMISED LAND: Issues Facing the Welfare State. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000, 304pp., $67.50 hardcover. This book delivers all that it promises and more. In fifteen chapters an interesting group of...
Nurturing Success: Successful Women of Color and Their Daughters
LEE, Essie E., NURTURING SUCCESS: Successful Women of Color and Their Daughters. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, 2000, 293pp., $65.00 hardcover. This book, edited by Lee, is full of chapters that are evidence - and research-based. Following an introduction,...
Organizational Change and Gender Equity; International Perspectives on Fathers and Mothers in the Workplace
HAAS, Linda L, Philip HWANG, and Graeme RUSSELL, eds., ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE AND GENDER EQUITY; International Perspectives on Fathers and Mothers in the Workplace. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications Inc., 2000, 291pp., $29.95 softcover. More...
Perceptions of Arranged Marriages by Young Pakistani Muslim Women Living in a Western Society
Perceptions of Arranged Marriages by Young Pakistani Muslim Women Living in a Western Society * INTRODUCTION This study explores perceived attitudes of second generation female Muslim Pakistanis towards arranged marriages. It specifically attempts to...
Social Support for Two Generations of New Mothers in Selected Populations in Korea, Hong Kong, and the United States
INTRODUCTiON The transition to parenthood is accompanied by a series of major changes in the lives of new parents. In order to cope with these changes, parents of infants rely on the support of kin and non-kin social networks to varying degrees. Cross-cultural...
The Hebrew National Orphan Home; Memories of Orphanage Life
GREENBERG, Ira, ed. (with R. G. Safran & S. G.Arcus), THE HEBREW NATIONAL ORPHAN HOME; Memories of Orphanage Life. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2001,328pp., $74.95 hardcover. This collection of essays weaves personal reminiscence, factual...
The Relationship between Parental Involvement and Children's Educational Achievement in the Korean Immigrant Family
INTRODUCTION The importance of parental involvement in a child's education has been heavily emphasized in the literature over the last decade (Epstein, 1991; Lareau, 1989). The results of these studies suggest that there are many different ways for parents...
This Child of Mine; A Therapist's Journey
WAKENSHAW, Martha, THIS CHILD OF MINE; A Therapist's Journey. Richmond, VA: Harbinger Press, 2001, 208 pp., $12.95 US / $19.95 Canadian 119.95 softcover. This book provides a fascinating and beautifully written account of a therapist's experience working...
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