The Danish family unit is extremely important within Danish society. This is reflected in many ways. Danes expect to pay more than $1000 for a baby carriage, and will without question purchase expensive clothing and accessories for their children. Danes will also take great care with the maintenance and decoration of their homes as this is considered to reflect on the "success" of the family.
- Most families are small.
- The nuclear family is the center of the social structure.
- Children are raised to be independent from an early age. Most are put in day care centres at about 1 years old. The Danish government subsidizes child care through the local "kommunes" (roughly equivalent to a municipal/regional government)
- Marriage is not a prerequisite to starting a family. Many couples live together without legalizing the arrangement with marriage.
LastUpdate: 2015-03-28 16:21:08