The Hindu and the Times of India have conducted an interactive study of parenting styles among parents in India.
The study looked at the socio-economic backgrounds of both the parents and the children.
The research showed that while some parents were educated and employed, many were working in small-scale agriculture, and few had any formal education or experience.
The findings also revealed that a significant number of the parents in the study did not have children.
“Among the parents, only 25% had children of their own.
However, many of them were working with children of the household.
The parents in this group have also a lot of children, and they have more children with them,” says Suresh Ram, a senior research associate at the Times Research Institute.
The data from the study revealed that the more educated parents were more likely to have a daughter than the less educated parents.
In terms of the children they had, the education and occupation of the father was the major determinant of the child’s education and socio-economics.
“There are a number of factors that can influence the educational and occupation, so education and occupational is a key variable,” says Ram.
“For example, mothers who have children of different kinds, such as educated and unemployed, have more educated and educated mothers,” he adds.
The study also found that the mother’s education, occupation and occupation are related to her level of marital satisfaction, but not the child and his educational level.
“The more educated the mother, the more satisfied she is with her child,” says Dr. Ram.
A mother’s educated husband was also more satisfied with the child, and this was also related to marital satisfaction.
“In general, a father is more satisfied than his wife when she has a child, so he is also more likely than her to be satisfied with his child,” he says.
The survey also found the father’s educational level and the level of his marital satisfaction were not related to his child’s academic achievement.
“Marital satisfaction does not matter if a child has a low grade or high grade, and if a mother is poor, so there is no reason why a husband would be more satisfied if his wife is not able to provide for their children,” says P. Venkatraman, who conducted the research.
“This shows that a mother’s marital satisfaction is also related and that a father’s marital dissatisfaction is related to the level at which his wife provides for the children,” Venkatran adds.
“So, a mother has the same educational level as a father, but her marital satisfaction may be higher than the father.
This suggests that there is some kind of socio-cultural component to marital dissatisfaction.”
Dr. Ram says there is also a tendency for women to have lower levels of marital education.
“In general we see that the level and quality of education of women is lower than that of men.
This indicates that the women are in the workforce.
The father has a lower level of education and his level of parental education is lower.
So the mother has a better educational background, but it is not a marriage dependent factor.
This implies that the father and the mother do not share parenting styles,” he explains.
Dr. Venkataraman also points out that women are more likely in India to be educated in small cities, whereas men in small towns and villages are more often urbanised.
“It is very likely that the differences in education between the two groups are related and have a significant impact on the level, quality and education of children.
There are also different social and economic characteristics of men and women in rural and urban India,” he states.
“However, it is likely that women’s educational background is also influenced by their marital status,” Venkarthaman adds.
Dr Venkataraan also points to the fact that the majority of Indian parents are from rural areas and that the percentage of women has declined in recent years.
“Most of the Indian households are urbanised and have lower income levels.
The women have also had to work for a long time, and have less education and less job security.
This means that women, in a sense, are less educated and less skilled in their own home.
These are the two factors that are driving the divergence in educational levels among families in India,” says Venkatarthaman.
The results from the research were released on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, a celebration of the achievement of girls around the world.
The Indian Association of Child and Adolescent Psychology (IACAP) has organized the event to highlight the role of girls in society and the challenges they face.
“Today’s celebrations highlight the importance of ensuring that girls have access to the same opportunities as boys to fulfil their potential, and that boys are educated to the highest levels.
But, the focus of the day also highlights the need for increased attention to the educational needs of girls, as well as the importance to ensure the well-being of all children,” IAC