Sunday, August 05, 2007

Recent survey on "family values" report from India

Indians are staying together as family, finds a 57-nation survey, according to the Times of India.

The average household size in urban India is 4.8 persons. In all Asian countries in general, the percentage of people living alone is very low. However, there are concerns about expectations from families. More than any of the other countries surveyed, 76% Indians feel that it is important that their families think they are doing well in life. Over half the parents want their children to move ahead in life, even if it means putting a lot of pressure on them, says the survey. The corresponding figures are 63% in China, 51% in the US and 33% in Germany.

1 comment:

Rev Dr Mom said...

Interesting. I wonder how they are defining "doing well in life"? Well-educated? A good job? Or the "American Dream" of making more money and having more stuff than your parents had?

Or could it be just being happy and satisfied with your life?

Since "pressure" is involved I suspect the former rather than the latter.

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