Gender Inequality And Discrimination In The Indian Family

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There are no set definition for the word "family." Every different individual define and see it in various different ways. Additionally, the significance changes for individuals crosswise over space, place and time. However, usually family can be defined as a group of people that are directly connected by kin connections, the grown-ups in those groups have the responsibility for caring children. (Giddens, A., 2012) There are also different types of family such as, nuclear families and extended families. Nuclear families are families that married couple and their unmarried children that live together and extended families are families that live with their uncle, aunt, grandparents in one house or nearby each other. There are also many other different types of families such as, single parent families or childless couples and many more. This shows that there is no set definition or type for the word family. Furthermore, sociologically in India family is also interpreted as individuals that directly connect by kin connections. However, there are many factors that can cause a family to either be “dead” (no active relationship) or to be in a state of constant transition (what changes in a family) that can be seen in India. Such as; gender inequality, migration, women employment outside of home and changing in family values. Gender inequality and discrimination is quite a problem in the Indian society. These factors can cause an effect on families in India to change and go through

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