||Conference or Workshop Item
||300 Social sciences > 302 Social interaction
||LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Family Well-Being Division
||Demise of Husband, Middle Class Families
||National Population and Family Development Board (NPFDB) in collaboration with the DOHA International Institute.
||The paper offers research based Resilient Indian Family Template' culled from the coping practices adopted by 50 Nuclear Urban Middle Class Families in North India in the eventuality of sudden loss of husband. Convenient random sampling technique of data collection was employed for choosing the 50 families in question. Further interview and narrative methodology was used to elicit information from the families. Sudden loss of husband was accompanied by emotional and health problems for the surviving spouse, acute feeling of loneliness, decreased standard of living for the family, increased moral support from close relatives, children especially grown ups showing more restraint and responsibility in their habits and one member (in most cases it was wife) taking up income generating activity. Coping practices adopted by these families helped them rebound from crisis.