Values are changing in Cambodia, but does that indicate a significant urban-rural divide?
By Dr Markus Karbaum
Although Cambodia’s economic development and recent upheavals in its political sphere are highly visible, the evolution of values in the cultural and social realms is more opaque. There are changes in the status of women as role models, the traditional role of family ties in relationships is diminishing, and the ethical principles of Cambodian Buddhism, as opposed to the practice of ritual, are becoming more prominent.
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