Structural Change

Structural Change


What is meant by structural change?


Meaning of Structural Change:

(i) Structural processes of change due to a transformation in the network of social relationships.

(ii) Caste, kinship, family and occupational groups constitute some of the structural realities. Change in these relationships is a structural change.

(iii) When the traditional agrarian system based on family labour is transformed into agrarian system based on hired labour with a view to produce for the market, we may call it a structural change.

(iv) Another example can be the transformation of joint family to nuclear family brings about change in structure and function of family. It is through the process of differentiation of roles that structural change takes place.

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