Volume No. :   5

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2321-5828

ISSN Online :  0975-6795


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Challenges of Dependency and Family Care in Rural India

Address:   Dr. Jawahar Lal Tiwari
Sr. Assistant Professor, School of Studies In Sociology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur (C.G.) 492010
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In Sociology as well as in ordinary usage the term family is used in the sense of a household as well as of a wider kinship unit whose members may live in more than one household. Family has been operating as an effective social security system. The requirements of hospitality and sharing of material resources with less fortunate kinsmen is almost a necessity in an economically under developed society “Thus the essential nature of family responsibility is that it is the acceptance of responsibility without a sense of obligation.” (A.D. Ross). In India the percentage of the age group of sixty and above called the ageing in this paper, while this paper is about the challenges facing dependency at the turn of the twenty-first century. Add to this natural growth, the drive that is on to bring down the rate of birth to the level of that of death within the same period.1 This along with the longer lease of life for those existing through health care would tend to result in a disproportionately high ratio of the old person in comparison to that of the young in the family. The signs of the strains are showing already. It will also be extremely complicated on account of the bewildering diversities in language, belief, way of life and level of material and social development. The task is stupendous and the assessment is lacking.2
Challenges of Dependency and Family Care in Rural India
Jawahar Lal Tiwari. Challenges of Dependency and Family Care in Rural India. Research J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 5(1): January-March, 2014, 90-92.
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