Social Institutions

Meaning and definition of social institution. Definition, function and types of family, marriage and kinship

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Social Institution

Social institutions are established in order to fulfill the need of the society, individual as well as regulate the social system and control the society. Among different social institutions, a family is one of the oldest social institutions where a group of members is tied by blood, marriage, adaptation relations. Similarly, another important institution is marriage through which continuation to the generation is done through the mode of child production. Likewise, kinship is another significant institution which is established through the biological and marital relationship.