Perspectives on the Family

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  • Created on: 29-04-19 09:18

Murdocks 'four essestial functions' of the family;

-Stable satisfaction of the sex drive – within monogomous relationships

-The biological reproduction of the next generation – without which society cannot continue.

-Socialisation of the young – teaching basic norms and values

-Meeting its members economic needs – producing food and shelter for example.

Parsons the two essential or irreducible functions of the family;



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