The Study of Family Developments in Modern Age
10 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2012
Date Written: September 11, 2012
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
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