Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 4, Autumn

Different Pathways out of the Parental Home: A Comparison of West Germany and Italy
YOUNG ADULTHOOD AND LEAVING THE PARENTAL HOMEThe unique importance of leaving the parental home as a crucial step in young adults' personal development relates to the fact that this event belongs to both family and residential spheres: "it involves changes...
Family, Gender, and Educational Attainment in Britain: A Longitudinal Study*
INTRODUCTIONThe odds are stacked in favour of some young people and against others when it comes to educational attainment in Britain. For example, some youth are more advantaged than others because of privileged socio-economic backgrounds and supportive...
Identifying the Mechanisms Whereby Family Religiosity Influences the Probability of Adolescent Antisocial Behavior*
ENTERGENERATIONAL TRANSMISSION OF RELIGIOSITY AND ADOLESCENT CONDUCT PROBLEMS: SPECIFYING THE MEDIATING MECHANISMSBeginning with the classical theorists, sociology has stressed the social control function of religion (Durkheim, 1951 ; Weber, 1958). To...
INTRODUCTION: Youth and Family: Intergenerational Tensions and Transfers
This special issue comprises seven research papers discussing the intergenerational relations between youth and their families (or parents). The papers, which cover the onset of the teen years to young adulthood, present issues such as intergenerational...
Peace, Not War: Adolescents' Management of Intergenerational Conflicts in Taiwan*
Adolescence has been characterized by G. Stanley Hall, the first psychologist to advance a scientific theory of adolescence, as a period of "storm and stress" (Muuss, 1996: 16-17). Studies in the west indicate that adolescence is a time when conflict...
The Change of Generational Relations Based on Demographic Development: The Case of Germany
INTRODUCTIONDemographic index numbers have a great influence on structure and development of generational relations. Birth, marriage, separation and divorce as well as becoming widowed and death are variables which substantially determine family and...
The Intergenerational Transmission of Family Values: A Comparison between Teenagers and Parents in Taiwan
Inspired by Melvin Kohn and his colleagues, data gathered from various countries over the last three decades have shown that class structure is a significant aspect in understanding how parents socialize their children. Middle-class parents have consistently...
Young Adults in France: Becoming Adult in the Context of Increased Autonomy and Dependency
When we compare young French adults of between 18 and 29 years of age with their European counterparts, we see that the French live at home with their parents for longer periods of time, that they are less frequently inactive and more often students...
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