Protecting and strengthening families: challenges and strategies-Malaysian perspective / Dr. Anjli Doshi Gandhi

Doshi-Gandhi, Anjli (2006) Protecting and strengthening families: challenges and strategies-Malaysian perspective / Dr. Anjli Doshi Gandhi. In: Family Scholars Colloquium, 7-8 August 2006, Impian KLCC Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. (Unpublished)

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Over the past decade rapid transitions in Malaysian family structure and family life have occurred due to globalization, industrialization and socio-economic development. Education, economic activities, infusion of cultures, religion, migration, urbanization, plus improvements in living standards all tend to have an impact on families and loosen the traditional structure. Some of the key changes that have reshaped Malaysian families include a smaller family size due to declining birth rate, increase in nuclear families, rise in marital break-up and single parent households, and increased participation of women in the labour force by women. The traditional picture of a male breadwinner and female homemaker characterizes a smaller proportion of Malaysian families today. This paper focuses on the profile, issues and challenges confronting Malaysian Families, marriage, family relationships, need for balancing work and family life, role of father and impact of technology on the family. The role of the family in Malaysia is very crucial as the development of the human potential is a key component of the nine challenges as promulgated in Vision 2020, Various promotive, preventive and advocacy programmes and activities have been initiatives undertaken together with NG0s, the private and public sector as well as education and training institutions to ensure the strengthening of the family unit as well as helping families cope with the demands of contemporary living.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: families, marriage, family relationship, work-life balance, family roles
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 306 Culture & institutions
Division/Agency/State: LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia > Division of Family Development
Deposited By: Mrs Noor Azizan Abdullah Daud
Deposited On: 28 Aug 2012 01:04
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2013 03:17

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