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Sociologist's Research On The Family

Children are often viewed to be separate to adults.

Childhood is socially constructed.
In preindustrial times children as young as five were considered as adults. They were
considered equal to adults and played equal roles in society. They attributed
economically and even played…

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The inequality between men and women financially, is the preference of
women who often choose to work less as they enjoy raising their children.

Houses are built to house nuclear families.
Social policy tends to favor the nuclear family, placing them in more desirable

The nuclear…

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The nuclear family is "best fit" for the needs of society. The family serves to provide
primary socialization and to create mentally stability for adults. Previously the family
provided more functions, such as education and health care, until the government
provided services which overtook this.

Due to modern technologies…

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The nuclear family suits the need of capitalism as it produces a clear line of
inheritance, and allows families to produce more workers who will be socialized in to
accepting their position in society.


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