Because of the progressive industrialization of our society, with men and women working away from home – is one of the changes that has occurred and is still occurring. Decline in fertility rate, child bearing occur late and often outside the marriage, marriage occur late and couple relationships have become more fragile are some of other are the major trends in setting a family structure.
These changes have led to complex family compositions and relationships over the course of life.
The new family pattern and trends are changing in gender roles, especially an increase of the female role to include economic provision for a family and also the transformation of the male role with more intense involvement in the family responsibilities, especially care of children.
Indeed a family can no longer be described simply as a set of well defined role but it changes on daily basis.