Decline in rural customs and traditions

Experimental visualization of narrower problems

Traditional social structures and cultural values are being undermined by the process of economic development. Mass communication media are also bringing about changes in the social structures of the less developed countries by disseminating new ideas and values on a universal scale. There is an increasing availability of books, newspapers and radio and television receivers in these countries, and the ensuing loss of customary occupations, combined with the breakdown of mutual aid and communal cooperation, tends to disrupt rural society, bringing about a general decline in village customs and tradition and thereby reducing the satisfaction obtained by the individual from life in rural areas.

Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
03.06.2019 – 20:56 CEST