"Emerging role of daughters in the context of new challenges and opportunities of maintaining family system"

Rathaur, Manjula (2006) "Emerging role of daughters in the context of new challenges and opportunities of maintaining family system". In: Family Scholars Colloquium, 7-8 August 2006, Impian KLCC Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

My paper is based upon a long term study of the role of educated working women in the maintenance and revitatlisation of the institution of family in India in the urban settings in the era of modernisation. The institution of family has been stressed due to the pressures of nuclearisation and/or downward mobility in urban India. It is more pronounced among the lower-middle and middle classes where the women belonging to these sections are making large scale entry into the spheres of modern education and age employment. It has affected the norms about marriage and family in many ways for women including increase in the age at marriage and remaining unmarried due to the imperatives of career of family responsibilities. But my study has resulted into the conclusion that there is increasing visibility of 'daughter supported families' where the working daughters are performing a) central, b) crucial, and c) useful role in maintenance of the family system inspite of their remaining unmarried. This is a significant change where failure of patrilineality is duly compensated by the constructive role of unmarried working daughters in the continuity of family system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: roles of daugher, family system in India
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 302 Social interaction
Division/Agency/State: LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia > Division of Family Development
Deposited By: Mr Mustapha Muhamad
Deposited On: 21 Aug 2013 07:40
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2013 07:40
URI: http://familyrepository.lppkn.gov.my/id/eprint/344

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