Family Health

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The family is a very important unit or group. It is understood as the fundamental unit of the society because society is a group of families. This note contains information about the concept of family, advantages and disadvantages of nuclear and joint family, and factors affecting the family size.
Family Health

Concept of Family

It is understood that family is the fundamental unit of the society. It is because society is a group of families. The family is a very important unit or group. Usually, families are of two types:

Nuclear Family

A family comprising of only the parents and the children is called a nuclear family.

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Advantages of Nuclear Family

  • Fulfillment of basic needs, desires, and wishes.
  • Children will get proper love, care, and affection.
  • There will be less chance of communication gap between family members.
  • There will be less expenditure and saving can be done for future use.
  • Education, health facilities, transportation facilities, etc. can be easily provided to the children.

Disadvantages of Nuclear Family

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  • Children will not get a chance to learn about various social norms, ideals, and cultural practices.
  • They are deprived of grandparents love.
  • Lack of feeling of safety and security.
  • Fewer people which means children will have less interaction with peers.
  • Low financial status especially if one or no parent is working.

Joint Family

A family comprising of grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren is called a joint family. In a bigger joint family, uncles, aunts, cousins and other may be present as well.

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Advantages of Joint Family

  • Children of this family will be able to learn various social norms, ideals, and cultural practices.
  • Children of this family will receive care from grandparents.
  • Feeling of security and safety can be ensured.
  • There will be more income if more numbers of the family member are involved.
  • Children will easily interact with people.

Disadvantages of Joint Family

  • There will be more expenditure and less saving.
  • There will be more chances of communication gap between family members.
  • Privacy can not be maintained.
  • Hindrance in the development of personality.
  • No freedom to express ones feeling.
Things to remember
  • Family is the fundamental unit of the society.
  • Usually, families are of two types: nuclear family and joint family.
  • A family comprising of only the parents and the children is called a nuclear family.
  • A family comprising of grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren is called a joint family.
  • In a bigger joint family, uncles, aunts, cousins and other may be present as well.
  • Children of the joint family will be able to learn various social norms, ideals, and cultural practices.
  • It includes every relationship which established among the people.
  • There can be more than one community in a society. Community smaller than society.
  • It is a network of social relationships which cannot see or touched.
  • common interests and common objectives are not necessary for society.
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Questions and Answers

Small family are generally happy because of following advantages;

  • Fulfillment of basic needs, desires, and wishes.
  • Children will get proper love, care, and affection.
  • There will be less chance of communication gap between family members.
  • There will be less expenditure and saving can be done for future use.
  • Education, health facilities, transportation facilities, etc. can be easily provided to the children.

The disadvantages of extended family are as follows: -

  • There will be more expenditure and less saving.
  • There will be more chances of communication gap between family members.
  • Privacy can not be maintained.
  • Hindrance in the development of personality.
  • No freedom to express owns feeling.

The disadvantages of nuclear family are as follows: -

  • Children will not get a chance to learn about various social norms, and cultural practices.
  • They are deprived of grandparents love.
  • Lack of feeling of safety and security.
  • Fewer people which means children will have less interaction with peers.
  • Less financially available especially if one or no parent is working.

The advantages of joint family are as follow:

  • Children of this family will be able to learn various social norms, values, and cultural practices.
  • Children of this family will receive care from grandparents.
  • Feeling of security and safety can be ensured.
  • There will be more income if more numbers of the family member are involved.
  • Children will easily interact with people.

There are two types of family. They are nuclear family and joint family.

A family comprising of only the parents and the children is called a nuclear family.

A family comprising of grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren is called a joint family.

Any two advantages of nuclear family are: -

  • Fulfillment of basic needs, desires, and wishes.
  • Children will get proper love, care, and affection.

Any two disadvantages of nuclear family are: -

  • Children will not get a chance to learn about various social norms, ideals, and cultural practices.
  • They are deprived of grandparents love.

Any two disadvantages of joint family are: -

  • There will be more expenditure and less saving.
  • There will be more chances of communication gap between family members.

Any two advantages of joint family are: -

  • Children of this family will be able to learn various social norms, ideals, and cultural practices.
  • Children of this family will receive care from grandparents.
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