Journal of Comparative Family Studies

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

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 4, Autumn

Being at Home in a Global Society: A Model for Families' Mobility and Immigration Decisions
CONCEPT AND/ORREALITY OFHOMEHome as a concept has several dimensions and aspects of theoretical importance. From a family and individual perspective "being at home" can mean a variety of different statuses and experiences. In the global society the question...
Effects of Migration, Ethnicity, and Religiosity on Cohabitation
INTRODUCTIONMany Western countries face declining marriage rates associated with an increase in cohabitation. A larger proportion of men and women are living together either as a prelude to marriage, between marriages, or, more rarely, outside marriage...
Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Families: An Introduction
Traditional migration research has focused on two levels of analysis: The analytical level of the individual and the level of society in total. On the societal level, it tried to understand the causes of migration based on structural conditions in the...
Intergenerational Transmission and Integration of Repatriate Families from the Former Soviet Union in Germany
INTRODUCTIONThe main objective of this empirical research is the analysis of intergenerational transmission and integration of repatriate families from the former Soviet Union in Germany. The subject of intergenerational transmission in the integration...
Intergenerational Transmission in Turkish Immigrant Families: Parental Collectivism, Achievement Values and Gender Differences*
INTRODUCTIONAlthough cultural persistence is essentially a question of transmission (Cavalli-Sforza and Feldman, 1981), cultural transmission is not and cannot be complete. Rather, culture is being shaped and reshaped by the ongoing interactions between...
Kinship Ties of Mexican Migrant Women on the United States/Mexico Border*
INTRODUCTIONContemporary and historical stuthes of migration to industrialized nations have focused increasingly on the concept of social networks or social ties. In particular, kinship systems and the various types of social support they offer in reducing...
Living in Migration in Austria
INTRODUCTIONMigration is a specific biographical experience, which can lead to the development of a specific lifestyle, considering lifestyle as a form of a subculture with certain expressive symbols (Richter, 1989, 1993; Spelleberg, 1996; Lüdtke, 1989)....
Migrants, Partner Selection and Integration: Crossing Borders?
INTRODUCTIONEvery year thousands of newly wed Turks and Moroccans migrate to the Netherlands to live with their partner. It is rather unexpected that marriage migration takes place at such a rate. Migration was thought to finish off slowly after the...
Migration and Old Age: Japanese Women Growing Older in British Society
INTRODUCTIONThe role of women in global migratory movements has been increasingly recognized in recent years. Apart from 'conventional migration' dominated by male and family as a unit, some women have also moved on their own and of their own will. In...
Social Capital, Intergenerational Transmission and Intercultural Contact in Immigrant Families*
POSSIBLE OUTCOMES OF INTERCULTURAL CONTACT WTTH IN THE MIGRANTION PROCESSSince the development of die concept of the "race-relation-cycles" in the sociology of migration during the 1930s and 1940s, assumptions about changes between generations of immigrants...
The Impact of Labor Migration on African Families in South Africa: Yesterday and Today
INTRODUCTIONIn debating the issues related to families in general, and African families in particular, family sociologists have two general points of view: the first being an alarmist view, according to which botii the individual family as well as die...
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