A Change of Opinion Regarding Gender Roles in Western Europe

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Genders in Western Europe Introduction A majority of people worldwide face the challenges of incorporating work and family life as a part of their daily routine. Despite the fact that the facts regarding income, occupation and life phase may differ accordingly, these challenges intersect all socioeconomic levels and both men and women feel the impacts directly. Problems have increased as families have started to contribute extra hours to the paid labor force, which has brought widespread acknowledgment that there is a need to adapt the contemporary realities of the family and work today (Ballyn, Drago & Kochan 1). The majority of people living in the industrialized societies of the West believe family living to be the most important part of their lives (Bernardes 1). Despite this belief, family life has gone through a dramatic change in the concluding decades of the 20th century. A wide range of family patterns have surfaced disentangling the traditional ones. The contemporary processes of industrialization, specialism, isolation, urbanization etc. have been influential in modifying the forms of contemporary modern and post-modern society. The social importance of the religious institutions, activities and mindset is lost. Individualization has made an individual more free and independent. The individual has not only gained independence from the religion and social institutions (Hal 1). Same is the case in the Western Europe where individual, especially the

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