Monday, June 12, 2006

Joint families

Evena s India "goes nuclear", Aplia EconBlog points to a story in the New York Times about joint families in the US.

Also driving multigenerational household growth are working single mothers, whose own mothers often move in to care for the children during the workday.

Housing markets are responding to the demand for multigenerational households. Architects are designing larger houses with separate entrances, big kitchens for "social networking," and lower light switches "so they can be reached both by those in wheelchairs and by children."

Should sound familiar to Indians, and fans of Hindi movies. Wonder when their TV serials will begin to reflect this new trend.

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