Contributors include leading authorities on divorce, domestic violence, fatherhood, and gender, such as Scott Coltrane, David H. Why, for example, does Italy have the lowest birth rate and the most pronounced shift to a “post-modern” pattern of delayed exit from the natal home and late marriage (27 for women, 30 for men), while having lower rates of female employment outside the home than many other developed countries?
The mainstream media has tortured the truth in reporting on President Donald Trump's renunciation of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
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The State of Social Science Research on the Family The State of Social Science Research on the Family Twice the length of Macmillan’s 1995 Encyclopedia of Marriage and the Family and much more ambitious, the International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family contains nearly four hundred entries that place such topics as adolescent parenthood, child abuse and neglect, cohabitation, gay and lesbian parenting, and widowhood in cross-cultural perspective. Curiously few entries focus on the economics of the family, family law, governmental welfare and family policies, or the politics of the family.
In 1,838 double-columned pages within four volumes, the encyclopedia contains fifty entries that describe family life in specific countries, eleven entries on religion, and twelve entries on ethnic groups, ranging from the Basques and Canada’s First Nations to the Yoruba. The volumes contain a wealth of information that women’s historians and historians of the family and of childhood are sure to find fascinating: Yet while the entries are highly attentive to gender and encompass a vast range of societies, certain crucial questions go unaddressed.
Adultery (anglicised from Latin adulterium) is extramarital sex that is considered objectionable on social, religious, moral, or legal grounds.
Though what sexual activities constitute adultery varies, as well as the social, religious, and legal consequences, the concept exists in many cultures and is similar in Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.
Adultery is not a ground for divorce in jurisdictions which have adopted a no-fault divorce model.
In some societies and among certain religious adherents, adultery may affect the social status of those involved, and may result in social ostracism.
Nevertheless, the encyclopedia’s cross-cultural, if not comparative, approach does suggest that public policy can be formulated in ways quite different from those followed in the United States: The encyclopedia also includes a great deal of information about the construction of social science knowledge about families.