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Title: Perceptions of Remarriage by Widowed People in Singapore
Authors: Mehta, K.K. 
Issue Date: 2002
Source: Mehta, K.K. (2002). Perceptions of Remarriage by Widowed People in Singapore. Ageing International 27 (4) : 93-107. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A study of attitudes to remarriage in later life among different ethnic groups in Singapore provides a counterpoint to studies in the West & illustrates the importance of cultural attitudes & religious beliefs. A survey of elderly Chinese, Malay, & Indian widows & widowers shows them overwhelmingly negative or indifferent to ideas of remarriage, although there are some variations by ethnic group & gender. There is a strong tradition in Asia of incorporating the widowed parent into a multigenerational family household, & views of adult children towards remarriage, presumed to be hostile to the remarriage of a parent, are given considerable salience. It is not generally thought appropriate for elderly people to have or express sexual needs & a marriage partnership may not be seen as ended by the death of a partner.
Source Title: Ageing International
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/132386
ISSN: 01635158
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