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Family Change: Practices, Policies, and Values Vol: 18

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31 Aug 1999
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
272 pages - 156 x 234 x 15mm
Comparative Social Research


Despite the growing awareness of globalization, the main bulk of empirical work in the social sciences remains within the frames of what Stein Rokkan termed "national empiricism". The yearbook Comparative Social Research aims at furthering the international orientation in the social sciences. 
Each volume is concentrated on a specific topic, mostly of substantive, but also of methodological character. As a rule, the articles present two or more cases for comparison, be they nations, regions, organizations, or social units at different points of time. The volumes embrace a broad set topics, such as comparative studies of universities as institutions for production and diffusion of knowledge; family policies; regional cultures; and institutional aspects of work and wage formation. 
Comparative Social Research seeks well-written articles that place the current or historical data in context, critically review the literature of comparative studies, or provide new theoretical or methodological insights. The series recognizes that comparative research is theoretically and methodologically interdisciplinary, and encourages and supports there trends. All papers will be subject to double-blind peer review.
Introduction (A. Liera). Partners and parents in Europe: a gender divide (A-M. Jensen). The sources and methods of comparative family policy research (A.H. Gauthier). Family decline, poverty and social exclusion. The mediating effects of family policy (A. Sorensen). Unmarried cohabitation and family policy. Norway and Australia compared (J. Eroksen, J. Lindsay). The functioning family: Catholicism and social policy in Germany and Ireland (M. Daly). Change in family policies in the socio-cultural context of European societies (B. Pfau-Effinger). Reactions to global processes of change: attitudes towards gender roles and marriage in modern nations (K. Knudsen, K. Warness). Welfare states and normative orientations towards women's employment (J. Kunzler et al.). Puritanism and promiscuity? Sexual attitudes in France and the United States (A.C. Saguy).

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