The significance of the family unit in Asian culture has been well documented in literature. The position of women in India has changed considerably since the 1950’s, where both structural and cultural changes have provided equality of opportunities to women in education, employment and political participation. The analysis goes on to indicate that the Sikh and Jain women were the most likely groups to hold the view that Asian and British females had equal independence. In comparison, the unemployed mothers had a higher likelihood than the working group of believing that Asian women were less liberated than their British counterparts and this may be because of their more traditional outlooks, since they did not have jobs. Many of the mothers will have stereotyped and misconceived perceptions of British culture, which may be inevitable between any two different ethnic groups. A number of the Muslim respondents explained how being an Asian lone mother affected other family members.