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Heaton, Tim B.; Darkwah, Akosua – Journal of Family Issues, 2011
This research examines trends in a broad set of reproductive and marital behaviors in Ghana, focusing on religious group differences. These comparisons provide evidence of how family trends are constrained by religious identity in a less developed country. Three waves of the Ghana Demographic and Health Surveys are used to track trends in the age…
Descriptors: Marital Instability, Marital Status, Family Size, Family Structure
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Riggio, Heidi R. – Journal of Family Issues, 2006
This study examined sibling-dyad structural variables (sex composition, age difference, current coresidence, position adjacency, family size, respondent and/or sibling ordinal position) and attitudes toward adult sibling relationships. A sample of 1,053 young adults (M age = 22.1 years) described one sibling using the Lifespan Sibling Relationship…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Siblings, Sibling Relationship, Family Size
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Elliott, Gregory C.; Cunningham, Susan M.; Colangelo, Melissa; Gelles, Richard J. – Journal of Family Issues, 2011
Mattering is the extent to which people believe they make a difference in the world around them. This study hypothesizes that adolescents who believe they matter less to their families will more likely threaten or engage in intrafamily physical violence. The data come from a national sample of 2,004 adolescents. Controlling for respondents' age,…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Adolescents, Family Environment, Family Relationship
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Lleras, Christy – Journal of Family Issues, 2008
This study investigates the impact of employment status and work conditions on the quality of the home environment provided by single mothers of preschool-age children. Multivariate analyses were conducted using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. The results indicate that employment status is not a significant predictor of the…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Mothers, Family Size, Family Environment
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Rowland, Donald T. – Journal of Family Issues, 2007
Changes in the rates of childlessness over time are explored using European, Australian, American, and Japanese data from censuses, national registers, and large-scale surveys. The trends are remarkably similar across the countries for which data are available: a peak in childlessness rates for the 1880-1910 birth cohorts, a more or less…
Descriptors: Marriage, Childlessness, Age, War
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Berry, Brent – Journal of Family Issues, 2006
Financial assistance that parents give to their young adult children is part of the bundle of flows that constitutes intergenerational support. Are there racial and ethnic differences in this financial assistance, and if so, why? Wave 2 data from the Health and Retirement Study (N = 17,996) suggest group differences in both the incidence and…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Financial Support, Young Adults
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Zhang, Weiguo – Journal of Family Issues, 2006
Based on qualitative information from in-depth interviews and quantitative data from a survey of 425 adoptive families conducted in summer 2001 in rural China, this study attempts to explain the social and demographic patterns of adoption and investigate the roles of the State and families in adoption processes in contemporary rural China. Within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adoption, Children, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Kendig, Hal; Dykstra, Pearl A.; van Gaalen, Ruben I.; Melkas, Tuula – Journal of Family Issues, 2007
This article reviews and presents research findings on the relationships between parenthood and health over the life span. Existing research shows lacunae. The links between reproductive behavior and longevity generally focus on family size rather than contrasting parents and nonparents. Studies of marital status differentials in survival…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Parents, Social Control
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De Bruycker, Trees – Journal of Family Issues, 2008
This article focuses on one aspect of family networks, namely, the frequency of contact with close kin for adults living in different traditional and new family types. Two mechanisms are hypothesized to account for the differences. The first focuses on structural factors such as the number and type of persons in the primary family network,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family (Sociological Unit), Social Networks, Social Change
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Canavan, John – Journal of Family Issues, 2012
In Ireland, historically and in the current era, family has been a central concern for society and the State. This article provides a descriptive overview of family life in Ireland and of major family-related changes over the past 40 years. It presents a general framework of analysis within which these changes can be understood, considers the…
Descriptors: Family Life, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries, Guidelines
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Copur, Zeynep; Safak, Sukran; Terzioglu, Gunsel; Dodder, Richard A. – Journal of Family Issues, 2009
This study examines the validity and reliability of the Perceptions of Adequacy of Resources inventory--developed for American society--in a sample from Turkey and determines the correlations between perceived adequacy of resources and selected socioeconomic and family composition characteristics in Turkey. Participants of this study consist of…
Descriptors: Marital Status, Income, Family Life, Foreign Countries
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Cooper, Carey E.; Crosnoe, Robert; Suizzo, Marie-Anne; Pituch, Keenan A. – Journal of Family Issues, 2010
Using multilevel models of data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort (N = 20,356), the authors find that parental involvement in education partially mediates the association between family poverty and children's math and reading achievement in kindergarten, but differences exist across race. In Asian families, poor and…
Descriptors: African American Children, Racial Differences, Poverty, Reading Achievement
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Quach, Andrew S.; Anderson, Elaine A. – Journal of Family Issues, 2008
China's open-door policy (ODP) was created in 1978 as a response to the severe economic depression affecting the country after the Cultural Revolution. The policy was designed to restore China's financial status and lift the nation out of destitution. By all accounts, the ODP has been successful in improving the country's monetary condition.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Life, Public Policy, Economic Development
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Myers, Scott M. – Journal of Family Issues, 2010
Having a child is a major determinant of geographic mobility. Little is known, however, about the opposite process--whether geographic mobility is a determinant of fertility. Drawing on social and human capital theories and research on fertility and migration to develop competing hypotheses, the author examines the effects of mobility on changes…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Migration, Social Capital, Birth Rate
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Hohn, Charlotte; Luscher, Kurt – Journal of Family Issues, 1988
Discusses recent developments in the family in West Germany. Examines family demographics; provides an overview of the main institutional forces, laws, and family policy; and refers to the organizational aspects of demography. Describes trend in Germany of shrinking household size and increasing share of one-person households. Describes statistics…
Descriptors: Change, Demography, Family Life, Family Structure
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