International handbook on the demography of marriage and the family / D. Nicole Farris, A.J.J. Bourque, editors ; with contributions by Karista K. Hughes and Elizabeth Harmon Threatt.

Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2020]
x, 321 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm


  • International handbooks of population ; v. 7. [More in this series]
  • International Handbooks of Population ; volume 7
Summary note
This handbook provides a global perspective on contemporary demographic theories and studies of marriage and the family. Inside, readers will find a comprehensive analysis that enables demographic comparison between and across international borders. Coverage is centered around four main sections that present a history of marriage and the family, detail relevant data and measurement concerns, examine global marriage practices, analyze interactions of such demographic characteristics as age, sex, and race with marriage and the family, and consider public policy, contemporary trends, and future directions. In addition, the book includes research on current social issues such as alternative family structures, cohabitation, divorce, boomerang children, and adoption. The family is universal but extremely varied in form and function. This handbook provides students, researchers, and policymakers with an all-inclusive, international demographic analysis that fully investigates the diverse nature of the modern family.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
  • Part 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Introduction: The Demography of Marriage and Family: D. Nicole Farris
  • Chapter 2. The Demography of Marriage and Family: A History: Anna-Marie Malley, Carol S. Walther, and Karley Nichols
  • Chapter 3. Defining Marriage and Families: Data and Measurement: Mary Ann Davis
  • Part II: Marriage Practices: The Global Picture
  • Chapter 4. Marriage Practices of North America: Bailey Wright and D. Nicole Farris
  • Chapter 5. Family Forerunners? An Overview of Family Demographic Change in Sweden: Sofi Ohlsson-Wijk, Jani Turunen, and Gunnar Andersson
  • Chapter 6. Parental Leave Policy Influence on Fertility Rates: The Importance of Social Contexts on German and Swedish Reform with the United States as a Reference: Philip Copeland and D. Nicole Farris
  • Chapter 7. Residential Segregation and Intermarriage: Xinyuan "Karl" Zou
  • Chapter 8. Marriage and Family in Turkey: Trends and Attitudes: Ceylan Engin, Hazal Hürman, and Kimber Harvey-- Part III: Marriage/Family Practices: A Closer Look: Chapter 9. Heterogeneity in Census Identification of Parent-Child Relationships Within Same-Sex Households: Amanda K. Baumle and D' Lane R. Compton
  • Chapter 10. The Social Capital of Rural Demography of Marriage, Cohabitation, and Divorce: Janet Reynolds and Carol S. Walther
  • Chapter 11. Race and Marital Quality in the Context of the 2007-2009 Recession: Theresa Davidson
  • Chapter 12. Effects of Educational and Metropolitan Context on U.S. Black Intermarriage: Danny Elworth Malone Jr
  • Chapter 13. A Demographic Perspective on Childhood Adoptions in the U.S: Mary Ann Davis
  • Chapter 14. The Non-traditional Family: Rodrigo Dominguez-Martinez, Stephanie D. Jones, and Carol S. Walther
  • Chapter 15. Multigenerational Households: A Descriptive Approach to Distinctive Definitions: Guadalupe Marquez-Velarde
  • Chapter 16. Boomerang Children: D. Nicole Farris-- Chapter 17. Transnational Motherhood: A Brief Introduction: A. J. J. Bourque
  • Part IV: Public Policy, Contemporary Trends, and Future Directions: Chapter 18. Where Were the States? Same-Sex Marriage Before Obergefell: Brian Stephens
  • Chapter 19. From Voluntarily Childless to Childfree: Sociohistoric Perspectives on a Contemporary Trend: Shelly Volsche, Shelby Schmidt, and D. Nicole Farris
  • Chapter 20. The Contemporary Family: Dudley L. Poston, Jr.
  • Chapter 21. Future Trends in Marriage and Family: Gabe H. Miller
  • Conclusion: D. Nicole Farris and A. J. J. Bourque.
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  • 9783030350772 ((hardcover))
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