Concept of Family in Modern World
Two social scientists are talking over the Concept of Family in modern China, one British, the other Chinese. You have been asked to be their interpreter.
B: As outcomes of government policies, industrialization and urbanization, family life in China has changed extensively since 1949. What trends are the marriage and family life taking in China's urban regions?
B: Statistics indicates that China's divorce rate has soared since the 1990s, though it is lower than the world average. What are the reasons for this?
B: You mentioned people's choice of remaining unmarried earlier, is this a result of the high divorce rate? I mean, with the current situation, do young people still consider marriage their ultimate desire?
C: 北京最近作过一项调查，有两千多名16岁到35岁的青年参加了这项调查，他们当中60%的人认为他们还是会选择结婚，而不是单身，只有8.2% 的被调查者表示了相反的意见。
B: What then can be considered to have brought about the current growing trend of the DINK family? Do people no longer think along the traditional view of "more sons, more blessings"?
B: As nuclear families are increasing, do young people still feel responsible for supporting and assisting their parents?
C: 以上所提到的两项调查中都有95% 以上的人仍然认为不管是否已经结婚，他们都应该负担起养老的责任。