Industrial Sociology : Study the effect of industry on the family and the condition of women? Are these effects desirable or undesirable?

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Since early history and the ancient civilization of man, women have played a secondary role, in which women were and still are viewed as less then a man. A women's role in society was that of raising children, and duties surrounding the household. But things have changed and after industrialization women also had to work to survive and be able to afford the basic necessities, and today women are there in every field competing with men be it any profession Doctor, lawyer they are there.

As we can see it is chain the role of women changed so did the family values and the overall perception and as women went out to work they had fewer children this led to rise of nuclear families. Life is going at a faster pace, there is more awareness of things with different medias like TV, radio etc. this brings a rebellious sibling which feels superior to his parents or elders who are according to him backward or ignorant.


We will study the effects in two separate categories one will be the impact on women after industrialization with reference to Asia and the other will be the effect of the same on Family:-

Effects of Industrialization on the Status of Women: This is not very straight forward as India is a vast country where the role of women has shown a drastic change but still in the rural areas she is still treated inferior to men. We cannot say clearly but overall it has improved.

Nowhere in the family system has more profound change taken place as a result of modernization than in the status, roles and functions of women. Their traditional subordinate, inferior, dependent status was sought to be removed through social reforms and legislation and by provision of higher...