Gender Roles in Immigrant Families

  • Susan S. Chuang
  • Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda

Part of the Advances in Immigrant Family Research book series (ADIMFAMRES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Susan S. Chuang, Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda
    Pages 1-5
  3. The Parenting Roles and Experiences of Mothers and Fathers

  4. Gendered Parent–Child Relationships and Child Outcomes

  5. Gendered Immigrant Experiences Among Children and Youth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Christia Spears Brown, Hui Chu
      Pages 139-153
    3. Larry E. Dumka, Nancy A. Gonzales, Darya D. McClain, Roger E. Millsap
      Pages 155-175
    4. Ross D. Parke, Melinda S. Leidy
      Pages 191-207
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 209-224

About this book


The immigrant experience stands at a dynamic intersection of transition and change. Questions regarding acclimation and assimilation are often at the fore, especially when contrasting cultures confront one another on matters of gender and parenting, and when parents and children face new expectations of themselves, each other, and their new home.

Gender Roles in Immigrant Families examines the complex societal, generational, and individual processes involved in constructing gender, ethnicity, and identity as families adapt to new cultural surroundings. The experiences of immigrant mothers, fathers, children, and youth provide readers with insights into coparenting, language brokering, power and responsibilities in families, and gendered aspects of development. Situations as varied as Turkish immigrants in Belgium and Mexicans in the U.S.  highlight not only similarities and differences between cultures, but also the continuing flexibility and fluidity of human behavior. Among the studies featured:

  • A critical exploration of Chinese fathers in Canada and China.
  • Fathers' and mothers' perceptions of their children's psychosocial behaviors in Mexican immigrant families.
  • Social support in the lives of Sudanese refugee and Russian immigrant fathers in Canada.
  • Gendered conceptions of ethnicity: Latino children in middle childhood.
  • Gender and developmental pathways of acculturation and adaptation in immigrant adolescents.
  • Past advances and future directions in research and policy.

An in-depth exploration of an often-overlooked area for research, Gender Roles in Immigrant Families will provide family and developmental psychologists, social workers, sociologists, and policymakers a greater understanding of gender in the social identity.


Acculturation Acculturation and Adaptation Communication Brokering Coparenting in Latino Families Family and Gender Gender Roles Gender and Immigration Immigrant Families Immigrant Family Research Immigrant Fathers Latino Adolescents Mexican Immigrant Families Parent-adolescent Relationship Parent-child Relationship Sudanese Refugees

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan S. Chuang
    • 1
  • Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Family Relations and AppliUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada
  2. 2.Department of Applied Psychology, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education,New York UniversityNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6734-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6735-9
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