Families from Yesteryears VS Families Now (Transnational and Inter…
Families from Yesteryears VS
Transnational and Inter-ethnic marriages
Transnational and inter-ethnic marriages might not be encouraged as years ago, the people might still have a very traditional thinking.
Families nowadays are more open-minded as they are exposed to such news in the media, and their views have changed across the years. Therefore, transnational and inter-ethnic marriages could be seen more commonly now.
The household family structure in the past could be seen has 2 parents and several children.
The household family structure now is the families are getting older, the families are also getting smaller in size. SIngle-parent family are also getting more and more common as time passes.
Family members education level
Family members education level in the yesteryears might not be as high as years ago the qualifications needed might not be as high.
Nowadays, high qualifications is needed to secure a good job, therefore most family members would choose to continue studying in order to receive a higher certificate.
The family income in Singapore during the yesteryears is not high as many women would choose to stay at home to take card of the children.
The family income in Singapore now would have increased as both the Mother and Father would be working.
Birth rate in the past used to be very high, this could be due to the fact that expenses was not as high, and technology wasn’t as advanced. Time spent with families are longer as well.
The birth rate in Singapore has decline, as many women nowadays are focusing on their career before thinking about giving birth and marriages. The expenses for a child has also increased significantly , which is also why adults might think twice before starting a family.
Marriage and divorce rate
Divorce rates in the pass is not as high as in the past, as divorce is something that is frown upon. This could be one of the reasons why, as well as in the past people views on marriages are more traditional.
Nowadays, society views on divorce is not a strict as before , there has also been an increased in the number of single-parent family.It could also be due to social media contribution as it exposes people these topics.
Families in Yesteryears tend to
have a larger family size as expenses was still affordable.
Families now are smaller in sizes as the expenses have increased.
Time Spent with families
Families nowadays would choose to watch television or use their gadgets, therefore quality time spent with families has
Families in the yesteryears could be seen to engaged
in more recreational activities outdoor with families
as technology wasn’t as advance.