dc.contributor.authorOng, Clarinda
dc.description.abstractIn changing times, contemporary lifestyles motivate people to think about marriage and family with relevance to the society’s progress from a primitive state to a modernised and high-technology era. Through interviews with young married Singaporeans (age ranging from 21 to 26), this study further highlights the citizens’ perspectives of early marriages instead of the usual rhetorical research on late marriages and low fertility rates. Theoretical frameworks such as modernisation theory and gender roles have been used to explain young Singaporeans’ perceptions of early marriages shaped by national rhetorics and policies alongside nation’s economical and technological advancements. We argue that this interest in early marriage would spark off new insights as to why people step into early marriages and in turn, create new possibilities for government’s pro-marriage and pro-natal social policies. Keywords: early marriage, family, pro-marriage, modernisationen_US
dc.format.extent34 p.en_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.titleA step towards marriage : perceptions of early marriages in contemporary Singaporeen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorPremchand Varma Dommarajuen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US

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