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Social and political Values and Systems in India.

Problems of Urban working woman

The trend of nuclear family, withering away of traditional family values and support systems, fast developments due to modernization and technological advancement and increased necesssities due to consumerism and lure for luxury items in addition to continuous price-rise and inflation, put a great pressure on urban women.

Economic Pressures on a family demand woman to earn and add to family income. Two income families are fast becoming the norm of urban modern society.  It puts her, especially the one having little kids under constant pressure to meet the two ends – to manage the household tasks properly and to fulfil the responsibilities of their work place. Many a times, employment makes women economically strong, but socially and emotionally broken, especially, when children become irritant or undisciplined, because of their inadequate handling  during their tender age.

The urban women has to suffer mainly due to lack of support systems. Old traditional support systems are gradually vanishing and new systems supposed to replace them are not upto the expectations and satisfaction of the parents. For some couples day-care or cretches are too expensive.

Besides, a large number of women suffer due to social evils like infanticide, dowry, divorce, child care, polygamy or inhuman treatment to widows (young or old) specially in Northern India, Bengal and Rajasthan.


October 15, 2009 - Posted by | Women's issues

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