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Functionalism and the Family

To functionalists the family is at the heart of society. Murdock (1949) claimed that the nuclear
family is so useful to society that it is inevitable and universal (appearing everywhere)
The family is universal because it fulfils…

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family is better fitted to the need that modern industry has for a geographically mobile
2. A socially mobile workforce
In modern society, an individual's status is achieved by their own efforts and ability, not
ascribed (fixed at birth) by their social and family background,…


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