How was the family life transformed in an industrial city of London?


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(i) Industrialisation and urbanisation had great impact on traditional family system.
(ii) Ties between members of household were loosened and the institution of marriage tended to break down among the working class families.
(iii) In upper and middle class families, the life of the women was made easier by domestic maids who did all household chores at a low wage.
(iv) But still they faced a feeling of isolation.
(v) Family as an institution was breaking down, joint family giving way to nuclear families.