The Study of Family Developments in Modern Age

10 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2012

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Bahare Nassiri

The Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studie

Amaneh Bakhtiari

The Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Department of Women Issues

Date Written: September 11, 2012

Abstract

The 20th Century has witnessed remarkable changes in family structures and dynamics in societies: smaller household sizes, a further shift from extended to nuclear families, a decrease in nuptiality and an increase in separation or divorce, the appearance of new forms of unions such as unmarried cohabitation and living-apart-together, changing gender and intergenerational relations, and, last but not least, a substantial decrease in fertility, often to below-replacement levels.

This article aims to review the trend of family development in the modern world considering effects of modernization in terms of marriage and divorce conditions, children education and growth and the change in family structure.

Keywords: Family, family development, modern age, postmodernism

Suggested Citation

Nassiri, Bahare and Bakhtiari, Amaneh, The Study of Family Developments in Modern Age (September 11, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2144950 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2144950

Bahare Nassiri (Contact Author)

The Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studie ( email )

Tehran
Iran

Amaneh Bakhtiari

The Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies, Department of Women Issues ( email )

Tehran
Iran

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