Tag: The Family

Functions of the Family

The functions of the family are listed below, in no particular order, and will be discussed here. They are: Reproduction, Providing basic needs for family members, Socialisation, Transmitting the culture, Nurturing the growth of personality and, Status conferring. Reproduction This function is essential for the survival of society through the replacement of passing generations. Within…...

Relationsips within the Family

In the Caribbean today there are numerous changes taking place within the family structures. With regards to gender, male and female roles have been changing for various reasons the two main reasons being: education and economics. With regards to educational changes, women have greater opportunities to improve their education. Many are able to gain access…...

Family Forms in the Caribbean

What is a Family? A family is not simply individuals sharing a specific physical and psychological space but a natural, social system with its own properties and sets of riles, ascribed roles for members among many other qualities. Relationships are generally based on a shared history, sense of purpose, perceptions and assumptions of the world.…...