Families have evolved and changed throughout history. Firstly, when you look at the hunters and gatherers time, men and women worked full time in search food. Men were hunters, and left the family to capture and kill large animals. On the other hand, women were responsible for gathering fruits, herbs, nuts, grain, as well nurturing young children. Women and men both had high status and were both essential to survival. When you take a look at the agricultural families, they tamed animals and grew plants and food, so the daily quest of food was eliminated. Agriculture required manual labor and the provision of more food, resulting in larger families. Women cared for children, and handled domestic work, and children were an economic asset because they worked on field. Men also were the authority and decision makers of the family. In Pre-Industrial families, male members without land moved to town and cities with their wives. They would work in family homes, where wives and children could help with work. The economic survival of family depended on all family members working, including children. By the age of 7 or 8, children began to assist, boys would work on a farm and girls would do housework. Marriage was an economic necessity for men & women because there was no work for single women, and no housekeeper for men. In Urban Industrial, families become more urban. The family system was flexible, and adjusted to the new economic reality. Men were typically money-earners who provided for their wives, and kids. Women were nurtures who worked at home. There was less need for children to work in factories, and child laws were eventually passed in all provinces. Children were expected to be under the supervision of their mother and attend school, because compulsory education was instituted. The family home also became a place of love and comfort. In some cases, working-class women and children often had to work in factories with their husbands to help support their family. Families also began to get smaller. In the Modern Consumer Family, a women’s role was to be a wife, mother, and housekeeper. Men were the head of the household, and were expected to fund the family, and make…
23 September 2014
Family is a basic unit in every society. However, family structure is
more complex considering all of the building blocks. There are many types of families, which makes it impossible to have one distinct definition. Some family structures include nuclear families, and single parent families. Parents deal with many challenges. Melissa Mayntz, “definition of family in its most basic term: “Family is a group of individuals who share…
What is Family?
Guy Lafleur once said “When trouble comes, it's your family that supports you.” This is a simple yet powerful quote that expresses what family is all about. If a person hits a low point in life, their family will always be the first one to pick them back up and brush them off. However, in the story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor, one does not see a supporting family, but a dysfunctional family or a family that does not seem to care about one another. Sadly…
in question .
Assess the nature and extent of family diversity in society today? (24 Marks)
Family diversity is any different family type that deviates away from the nuclear family (Two generations under one roof. Other family types include single parent families, the extended family and many others.
Throughout our lives we will find ourselves in a variety of different family types, for example when we are born we are likely to be in a nuclear family. However as we get older we might move into one…
divorced families on aspects of the families romantic experiences: having a
romantic relationship, dating stage, influences within romantic relationships, and
romantic relationship quality. It’s predicted that adolescents from divorced
families would be more likely to have a romantic relationship at a young age, be
at a higher dating stage, experience more romantic influence, and have lower
romantic relationship quality than those from adolescents from intact families. It
Viewing the family in terms of fairly predictable features from formation to dissolution.
Looking at relationships formed by an individual in the course of their life.
Families where at least one of the adults has a child from a previous relationship.
Single parent family
Families headed by only one parent.
Same sex families
Families headed by adults of the same sex.
A family consisting of two generations (parents…
Trying to define what family means is a hard work. Everyone has his own point of view depending of their own experiences. The Journal of Marriage and Family define family as a relationship by blood, marriage, or affection.
It has been showed that family now a day in our modern society has changed the roles and responsibilities. Now we see more families broke, I think the stress in our lives has a lot of impact in this topic, because parents are worried more about the bills than their own child…
No one is complete without a family. For me a strong foundation for any individual comes from being with a supportive family. And Family is where we all belong to. I know that today days, it may be really hard for the whole family to go out together. In the past I can thank God for being part of a blessed family is one among the greatest gifts that we get in life. Now I have no clue where my family is?
Something I can never forget since I’m living in this country for like 2 years…
influential part of any culture, the family. Once you are able to comprehend a societies meaning of family, you will learn the different dynamics within in the families.
In African societies the “traditional family” can be categorized into three main categories;
* Polygyny: Where a husband his wives and their children form a compound family.
* Patrilineal: Where a group of brothers, sons, their wives, and their children form a joint family.
* Matrilineal: Where a group…
We Are Family
February 24, 2014
ENG091- English Review
Sentence Essay Rough Draft
Instructor: Debra Magnuson
We Are Family
Family is the cement the mends my life, keeps me grounded, and allows me to be a part of something greater than myself. Personally, my family has always been very close, we always look forward to spending time together. We have been there for one another throughout my whole life; I honestly cannot remember a time that we did not get along.…