Family In The Asian Family

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Family is the heart of the society. Every individual in the world belongs to a family. So family is a unique social institution found in all societies. It is important to know that family is change continuously. These changes occur due to demographic, socio – economic and political factors that affect for the family in the last few decades. Because of these factors family change in size, structure, composition as well as function of the family. The families in the Asian countries also confront for this huge transition. This Asian region achieved the population growth rate under one percent per year and the total fertility rate at the population replacement level. Different countries at different stages of demographic transition in the region…show more content…
In the word of G. P. Murdock: “the family is a social group characterized by common residences, economic co – operation and reproduction. It includes adults of both sexes, at least two of who maintain a socially approved sexual relationship, and one or more children, Owen or adopted, of the sexually co – habiting adults”
(G. P. Murdock, Haralambos, Holborn and Heald, 2004, P116) To have detailed discussion of family transition there are 3 main points to get clear idea.
1. Type or structure of the family
2. Composition of the family
3. Function of the
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These two types can be defined as the structure of the family. Nuclear family consists of two parents and their children. This is the traditional type of family structure. Many individuals are part of two nuclear families in their lives; one is the family of origin in which they are offspring and other one is the family of procreation in which they are a parent. Extended family is any grouping broader than nuclear family related by descent, marriage or adoption. Extended families can be a vertically or horizontally extended. Vertically extension: the addition of members of a third generation. Horizontal extension: the addition of members of same generation. The family is an extremely important institution, especially for children. They learn their most valuable lessons from the family. Family is there to protect its members, to care them and to provide basic needs for its members. There is a list of the basic or universal functions of the family. They are Biological, Economic, Cultural, Educational and Psychological function. All members engage for these functions to have better, stronger and healthier life for everyone in the family. Family composition means the makeup of the family. That is how many members of the family, what gender, what age structure they

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