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Title: It takes two to tango: living with in-law
Authors: Tay, Alicia Rei Teng
Yap, Dionne Kay Lynn
Keywords: Social sciences::Sociology::Family, marriage and women
Issue Date: 2023
Publisher: Nanyang Technological University
Source: Tay, A. R. T. & Yap, D. K. L. (2023). It takes two to tango: living with in-law. Final Year Project (FYP), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Project: SSS/SOC/2022/S1/025 
Abstract: This paper discusses how married couples negotiate their daily experiences living with their in-laws. Alongside societies undergoing modernization, Singapore becomes an interesting context to look at as it illustrates a society that follows traditional Asian values where intergenerational living is typical/a norm. However, this is contrasted against recent trends of fewer 3-Generational (3G) families. Through semi-structured interviews with 10 married couples, it aims to better understand how ambivalence plays out across generations, within couples, and how it is navigated through conflict avoidance. The findings suggest 3 strategies utilized by couples in their day-to-day interactions: (1) Accommodating, (2) Compartmentalizing and (3) Giving each other space. This study concludes with discussing how these strategies might point to why such trends occur and how this study could be further extended.
Schools: School of Social Sciences 
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
Appears in Collections:SSS Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)

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