Family salience across nations: Configurations of morphological conditions

TitleFamily salience across nations: Configurations of morphological conditions
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsGanjour, O, Widmer, E
Book TitleFamily continuity and change
Series TitlePalgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
EditionFirst
Pagination33-59
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Place PublishedLondon, United Kingdom
KeywordsFamily change
Abstract

Family change across societies is a complex issue that raised considerable debates throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Particular attention was given at the time to the unequal pace of family change according to countries or regions in the world, with a hypothesized similar turn to the dominance of the nuclear family in all national contexts, Western or non- Western (e.g., Goode 1963). Since then, family sociology has rebuffed the nuclearization thesis and has, to the contrary, stressed historical trends of family pluralization away from the nuclear family that are present in all Western nations (Lesthaeghe 1995)

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