Continuity and Change in Thai Family Patterns and Household Composition

Jittinee Juntarodjana, Mahidol University

This paper aims to investigate the continuity and change of Thai family's patterns and household composition. Using data from the Thai Population and Housing Censuses of 1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, and 2000 to address questions related to population, family, and household changes -- how it changes over five decades. Processes of economic and social development acted to encourage greater levels of such changes. Meanwhile, changes in demographic behavior, including reducing family size, delaying age at first marriage, and changing in household composition, could help provide the implication for better understanding important linkages between individual lives and larger social and economic processes.

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Presented in Poster Session 2: Union Formation and Dissolution and Parents' Living Arrangements