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Schriewer, Jurgen, Ed. – Peter Lang Frankfurt, 2012
New theories and theory-based methodological approaches have found their way into Comparative Education--just as into Comparative Social Science more generally--in increasing number in the recent past. The essays of this volume express and critically discuss quite a range of these positions such as, inter alia, the theory of self-organizing social…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sociology, Theories, Research Methodology
Burns, Ailsa; Scott, Cath – 1994
Noting that the preceding two decades have seen a dramatic growth in the proportion of families that are headed by women, this book explores the causes and implications of this development. The book bring together information on the past and present prevalence of mother-headed families in different countries. It then considers the various…
Descriptors: Child Custody, Child Welfare, Comparative Analysis, Demography