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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

Human Sciences Research Council seminar series: What is happening to the family in South Africa?"

Date :
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 13:30
Location :
Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town

Using national data that have recently become available, Chimere-Dan identified patterns of resilience and change in the family in the context of major demographic and social forces, including a declining rate of marriage, a rising trend in age at first marriage, a high rate of non-marital childbearing, a reduction in family size and differentiating models of parenting. This research assessed dominant responses by the family, and raised possible medium and longer term implications for social and human development in South Africa.