By Nicholas S. Hopkins
This quantity represents revised types of a suite of papers offered at Cairo Papers 9th Annual Symposium on ''The New Arab Family,'' held in may well 2000. Marriage, divorce, and similar subject matters have been middle level, really within the demographic papers. one other concentration was once to mix very assorted techniques to the examine of the family members -- at the one hand demographic, and at the different widely sociological or anthropological, or as a few may say, psychodynamic, that's to assert concentrating on dyadic or multi-member networks of relationships in the kin. a few of these papers in flip interested by ''agency,'' the ways that person motion healthy into cultural and social frames. The learn covers many of the Arab global, even though with a spotlight on Egypt. as well as basic papers hoping on demographic information from varied elements of the Arab global, the amount contains case reports from Tunisia, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia.
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This indicates that the prospects of marriage for the young cohorts of the mid-1930s were almost certain. Moving to a contemporary period, Table 2 shows that during the 1990s (only thirty years after the previous table) important changes in the proportion ever married have occurred in many Arab countries. The proportion of ever married women in most (12 out of 17) of the countries considered does not reach 60 percent of those aged 15-49. For the remaining few, this proportion ranges from 60 percent to 72 percent.
A surprising change, and one that seems to contradict with development, is the decrease across time in the proportion who are setting up their own homes. The high population growth rate and the trend towards increasing urbanization in the 1960s and the 1970s created a huge demand on housing units. Such demand was not satisfied and has been reflected in the cost of housing which might explain the decreasing proportion of newly married couples setting up their own homes. Another dimension that appears not to have been altered is the percentage of couple consanguinity.
3) Older females living in single person households which constituted more than 25 percent of all female headed households in Egypt. The difference in the nature of female headship and the characteristics of the different types reveal the need for further thorough examination of the context, causes, and determinants of this phenomenon in order to identify policies to address their needs. (4) Gender Relations. The changing characteristics of married couples and the different societal contextual4 forces not only influence the roles of husband as the main breadwinner and the household head but they are also affecting the dynamics of the relation and the functioning of the family.
The New Arab Family by Nicholas S. Hopkins