Families across cultures: A 30 nation psychological study

Author(s) James Georgas, John W. Berry, Fons J.R. van de Viljer, Cigdem Kagiticibasi & Ype H. Poortinga

2006, Cambridge University Press


Price US$99(hb) US$50(p) | Pages 578 | ISBN 521529875

This book address the issues of increased one-parent families, high divorce rates, second marriages and homosexual partnerships all in relationship to the variations in the traditional family structure.  The book examines how the function of the family has changes and the extent these changes have occurred throughout the world.
Table of Contents:
1. Families and family change
2. Cross-cultural theory and methodology
3. Theoretical perspectives on family change 
4. Family portraits from 30 countries: an overview
5. Hypotheses
6. Methodology of the study
7. Results: cross-cultural analyses of the family