Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the dynamics of the traditional „joint family” in India
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Department of General Pedagogy, University of Wroclaw [Zakład Pedagogiki Ogólnej, Uniwersytet Wrocławski], Dawida 1, 50-527 Wroclaw, Poland
Submission date: 2021-07-26
Final revision date: 2021-10-31
Acceptance date: 2021-10-31
Publication date: 2021-12-22
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Beata Pietkiewicz-Pareek   

Zakład Pedagogiki Ogólnej, Uniwersytet Wrocławski, Dawida 1, 50-527 Wrocław, Polska
Wychowanie w Rodzinie 2021;24(1):161-175
Aim. The COVID-19 pandemic, which has been going on for over a year, has had an unprecedented impact on the functioning of all classes of families not only to the Indian population but also around the global population worldwide. During the COVID-19 pandemic period, people in Indian communities have experienced an unexpected and sudden shock in their routine of life. Because of this, they experienced loss of income, school closings, and the widespread threat of loss of health and life, particularly affecting people with low incomes. The purpose of this article is to conduct the survey study on the micro-social and macrosocial changes experienced by the traditional Indian communities, particularly the joint families. Methods. Research was conducted on the basis of analysis of the review of subject literature on the COVID-19 pandemic topic and conversations with Indian communities on their COVID-19 pandemic experiences. Results. So far, the research has covered among Indian communities/families who have had to deal with problems caused by globalization, urbanization, unemployment, and the feminization of poverty. There is still little research work conducted on the family struggling with the COVID-19 crisis and the constraints caused by this pandemic. In every society, families differ in the degree of adaptation to changes and acceptance of norms. Research shows not only the exotic life experiences of the joint families among Indian community during the COVID-19 pandemic, but also, most of all, the problems that Indian families have to face in the 21st century as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and how to deal with this global health crisis.
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