Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research

Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research (CPFR) provides a forum for the very latest in family research; examining family structures, behaviours, and relationships from a variety of theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary viewpoints.

Published annually, each volume focuses upon a ‘hot topic’ at the leading edge of family research, providing in-depth coverage from expert authors. Previous volumes have covered issues such as economic stress, family relations in the 21st Century, and parent-child relations in later life. Each annual volume recognizes the mainstream of family research topics and provides detailed investigations within those topics. In addition, each annual volume honours the internationalization of family research, and provides perspectives on each topic from a truly cross-cultural point of view.

Researchers, practitioners, and family scholars will find CPFR to be an invaluable addition to their libraries.

Call for chapters: The Work-Family Interface: Spillover, Complications, and Challenges

Family researchers have long recognized the interconnected nature of work and family. Around the globe, there is a clear recognition that the paid labor experiences of individuals will affect their families and familial relationships, often in unanticipated manners. Likewise, family relationships and family structures can significantly influence the work experience of individuals. As both families and work experiences vary considerably across cultures, and over time, the nature of the work-family interface continues to change. In order to better understand these issues, this multidisciplinary issue of CPFR will address such topics as: parental employment and parenting, paid labor and marital quality, the integration of work-family domains, childcare and child development, dating and mate selection at work, work stress and family violence, health consequences of work-family conflict, relationship roles among dual-earner couples, family determinants of job performance, gender differences in work-family demands and consequences, and work stressors and family functioning; among others.

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Editorial Board

Olufemi Adeniyi Fawole, Universit of Ilorin, Nigeria
Alda Britto da Motta, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Clarence M. Batan, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines
Eli Buchbinder, University of Haifa, Israel
Yu-Hua Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Teresa M. Cooney, University of Colorado-Denver, USA
Josefina Cuevas Hernández University of Colma, Mexico
Giovanna Gianesini, University of Bologna, Italy
Cardell K. Jacobson, Brigham Young University, USA
Patricia Neff Claster, Edinboro University, USA
Josip Obradović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Rosalina Pisco Costa, University of Évora, Portugal
Matthias Pollman-Schult, Social Science Research Center Berlin, Germany
Ria Smit, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Helen M. Stallman, University of South Australia, Australia
Fleur Thomése, VU University, The Netherlands

To submit a proposal to this series, please contact the series editor via email:

Sampson Lee Blair
University at Buffalo, NY, USA

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