"Sex is easy to find. Commitment is easy to avoid. Childlessness among well-educated women is on the rise. Relationships are on the nose." Discuss making families in the new millennium.

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According to the above statement, I'll try to discuss about the marriage and birth rate become lower and lower; the reproduction technology impact the modern families; the different points of view for the commitment between different people to the family; what reason that the increasing the no. of single people. Changes in the social institution of family are reflected by major changes in society such as urbanization, industrialization, increased access to secondary and tertiary education for females, increased female participation in the labor force, and the appearance of new ideas concerning behavior and social roles for women.

Marriage rate is become lower and lower and now it's the lowest point for 100 years. Demographic trends over the past 100 years shows that increase in the median age of marriage for both men and women since 1960, 1950 32% of women age 20-24 had never been married, by 1995 67% of women age 20-24 have never been married, decline marriage rate since 1980, rising divorce rate 1970s, leveling off in 1980s and 1990s, falling birth rate since 1960s.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics have presented about the marriage that there will become herald of a new trend. It estimates that, in the future, as many as 40 per cent of us may never marry, that still leaves a majority who probably will. Marriage is still popular, for those who take the plunge enjoy it so much they're increasingly inclined to do it more than once. In 1998, one-third of all marriages were second or subsequent marriages for at least one of the parties. It's not surprised that when you listen to young people talking about their parents' stressful marriages and messy divorces, and then discussing their own aspirations, it's clear the statistics reflect a rethink about the whole idea of marriage.