Reasons why the family changed from extended to nuclear

  • Created by: TTang23
  • Created on: 10-11-17 19:54
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    • Need for small family unit for geographical mobility
    • High rates of social mobility weaken kin links
    • Greater affluence and reduced family functions- less need for kin in times of distress
    • A more meritocratic society- what you know not who you know. Kin is less useful or not needed.
    • Need to avoid economic and status conflict between extended kin

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