Advantages And Disadvantages Of Joint Family And Nuclear Family Pdf
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Last Updated on December 13, In India, the system of a joint family hails from the Vedic times and was popular even when the kings ruled this land.
- 13 Advantages and Disadvantages of Living in a Joint Family
- Nuclear Family: Advantages and Disadvantages
- Pros and Cons of the Nuclear Family
13 Advantages and Disadvantages of Living in a Joint Family
Nuclear families , which include a mother, father and children living in the household, are what many consider 'typical. Every family structure has advantages and disadvantages. Approximately 68 percent of children live in a nuclear family unit, according to U. Census data. In general, people view this family structure as an ideal or dominant arrangement to raise a family.
Growing up in a joint family can have a significant influence on a child. So, is a joint family setup the right choice? Examine the characteristics of a joint family and take an informed decision. Our movies portray a joint family as one where everyone eats together, laughs together and supports each other during both good and bad times. Like every other social system, the joint family system also has its share of advantages and disadvantages. But, the importance of a joint family is still acknowledged by many. In India, a joint family is usually a large undivided family where members of more than one generation live together under one roof grandparents , parents, uncles, aunts and their children.
The individual nuclear family is a universal social phenomenon. In simple words a nuclear family is one which consists of the husband wife and their unmarried children. Soon after marriage, the children leave their parental home and establish their separate household. Hence a nuclear family is an autonomous unit free from the control of the elders. Since there is physical distance between parents and their married children, there is minimum interdependence between them.
Nuclear Family: Advantages and Disadvantages
Family is the basic unit of a society. Many people have different principles about family, including its members of the household. Here, we will discuss the difference between a joint family and nuclear family. A joint family, also known as an extended family, is defined by a family that includes not only parents and children but also the grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives that live nearby or exist within the same household. Joint families are larger than nuclear families. On the other hand, a nuclear family consists of the parents and children only. Grandparents and other relatives do no live in the same home.
Pros and Cons of the Nuclear Family
An extended family is a family that extends beyond the nuclear family , consisting of parents like father, mother, and their children, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins, all living in the same household. Particular forms include the stem and joint families. In some circumstances, the extended family comes to live either with or in place of a member of the immediate family. These families include, in one household, relatives in addition to an immediate family. An example would be an elderly parent who moves in with his or her children due to old age.
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