Friday, February 24, 2012

New Trends in the types and forms of family in India

In contemporary India ,joint families are fast losing their importance due to urbanization and globalization and majority of families have turned nuclear in nature.Livein relationship are also gaining acceptance among vast majority of people.The loosening bonds of traditional normative patterns are responsible for this trend.The majority of couples marry after a certain period or when they have children.Relaxation of previously intolerant attitudes towards homosexuality has been accompanied by a growing tendency of courts to give custody of children to mothers living in gay relationships.People staying single is also increasing due to several factors like trend towards late marriages where people are giving due importance to their career rather than marriage.The rising trend of divorce and the growing number of old people in the population whose partners have died.However most of these trends are visible in urban centres and metro cities whereas the rural areas still follow old norms in most of the places regarding family system.

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