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Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research

Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research (CPFR), an annual series focusing on cutting-edge topics in family research around the globe, is seeking manuscripts for its 2019 volume focused on the theme “Transitions into Parenthood: Childbearing, Childrearing, and the Changing Nature of Parenting.” In order to better understand the transitions into parenthood, this multidisciplinary volume of CPFR will address such topics as: employment and fertility, socioeconomic status and parenting styles, the role of ICTs in the transition into parenthood, childbearing desires versus childbearing outcomes, the social media construction of parenthood, predictors of fertility preferences, the social construction of parenthood through consumption practices, gender differences in childrearing, infertility and fertility clinics, and migration and fertility patterns, among others. The volume will be coedited by Rosalina Pisco Costa of the University of Évora (Portugal) and Sampson Lee Blair of The State University of New York (USA). Manuscripts should be submitted directly to the editors ( and, preferably in MS WORD format. Manuscripts should not exceed 40 double-spaced pages (excluding tables, figures, and references). Manuscripts should be in APA format and represent previously unpublished work. Include an abstract of 150 to 200 words. All manuscripts will undergo peer review. Deadline: January 31, 2019. Any questions may be directed to the editors at and

January 31, 2019