Family is changing. Discuss.
With the growing impact of modern education the basic structure, values and principles of family are also changing for e.g.
– Impact on the size of family: Modern education with its attendant employment has favored individualism and independence and small family. As the means got through employment are not adequate to meet the cost of living small family has become the most suitable domestic unit in urban centers.
– Impact on the Foundations of the Family:
o Reduced the marriage to a social contract
o Reduced the traditional codes of conduct in relation to sex, chastity, marriage and fidelity
o Age for marriage is moving higher
o Change in the cultural evaluation of a girl child
o Marriage by personal choice instead of arrangement is increasing
– Impact on Structural and Organizational Aspects
o Separation from ancestral family in search of jobs
o More social gatherings than religious one