Family Life Education in India: Policies and Prospects

  • Rachana Bhangaokar
  • Niyati Pandya


This chapter gives a historical overview about the significance of marriage and family in the Indian context. Contemporary trends and changes in family structure and function are described along with significant areas of intervention for family life education (FLE). This chapter also traces the evolution of FLE in India and describes important policies and programs. Strategies of outreach and counseling that have worked well are also discussed. Lastly, keeping in mind the future needs of dynamic and digital families, possibilities for diversifying and creating innovative FLE programs are discussed.


India Joint family Demography Family life education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rachana Bhangaokar
    • 1
  • Niyati Pandya
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human Development and Family StudiesThe Maharaja Sayajirao University of BarodaVadodaraIndia

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