Changing family formation process: an exploration from the inter-generational perspective

Amenla Nuken, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS)

Isolated from the mainstream and adopting different political systems ranging from egalitarian to the autocratic, the Konyaks, an indigenous Naga Tribe of Nagaland,India is now in the process of transition. Thus at this juncture, in order to understand the dynamic dimensions of the impact of social change on family formation process, it becomes important to adopt such studies.Treating family formation in the context of intergenerational comparison and the changing socio-economic environment, this study extensively based on primary data collected from two generations attempts to study the family formation process and experience towards childbearing. Simple percentages, cross tabs were generated to make comparison between the two generation and Chi-Square test was adopted the association between the two generations. Decreased influence of traditional or religious element on family formation process is found. Family formation process among the younger generation is mostly independent of the older generation.

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Presented in Poster Session 2