Ideal of the S-E Asian family unlikely to endure

Thursday, 21 August 2014

The Straits Times

In today’s edition of The Straits Times, there was an article contribution by Professor Jonathan Rigg from the Department of Geography at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Prof Rigg cited reasons why the “ideal” South-east Asian family, which has been seen as the cornerstone in the region’s economic success, is unlikely to endure. Noting that modernisation and social transformations have placed families under strain, he opined that the challenge for wider society is how families will adjust their cultures of caring to account for the new household forms that are emerging.

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