Family formation ‒ from traditional model to multiplicity of choices

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Kadri Raid

In the last decades, many family researchers have been fascinated by the changes that have taken place in families. Earlier, a rather similar model was followed to build a family: people got married, had children and stayed married. Today, family life is characterised by an abundance of options as regards planning family events as well as deciding their order of priority, which, in turn, has changed the way families are formed.