changing role of the extended family in providing economic support for an individual in Africa
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changing role of the extended family in providing economic support for an individual in Africa by B. A. Rwezaura

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Published by University of Warwick, Legal Research Institute in Warwick .
Written in English

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Duplicated, stapled typescript.

Statementby B. A. Rwezaura.
SeriesWarwick law working papers -- Vol.7,no.4
ContributionsUniversity of Warwick. Legal Research Institute.
The Physical Object
Pagination32p. ;
Number of Pages32
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Open LibraryOL13909676M

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  Family in a changing South Africa: structures, functions and the welfare of members References; Citations The role of the extended family has been diminished, and new forms of support such as churches and neighbours’ networks have become more important. The critical role of inter-generational care was confirmed and also the disjuncture. Extended Family. Extended family plays a key role in this cultural socialization, specifically as it relates to teaching about heritage, by sharing family histories and stories and exposing children to culture events and activities. From: Clinician's Guide to Engaging Parents in their Children's Education, Related terms: Mental Health. In addition, the growing economic needs, particularly among the poor, are compelling many adult family members in Africa to engage in income-earning activitiesxiii. Hence, the traditional family. Some of the major changes that occurred in the family patterns after industrialization are as follows: 1. Decline of Extended Family System 2. Changing Authority Pattern 3. Changing Status of Women 4. Changing Economic Functions 5. Free Choice of Mate Selection 6. Decline in Family Size 7. Changing Attitudes towards Sex and Marriage 8.

ership roles in the family when parents are unable or unwilling to perform these tasks. In most instances, BSFT seeks to strengthen social connections by increasing mutual support and decreasing tension and con-flict between the family and the extended support network. Family focus. A second protective factor that has helped minority families. institutions of society. They therefore, see the family as changing and responding to the needs of society. Drawing on the example of Irish families in rural areas in the ’s, they argue that most pre-industrial families existed in a patriarchal extended family structure. This usually meant. greatly undermined the extended family in many ways. It also meant that only women and the elderly were in a position to play vital roles in meeting the needs of the family. This arrangement placed a significant burden on women and contributed to the phenomena of . With the family as the basic foundation of society's economic institutions, we see how important it is that they run smoothly, supporting a strong work ethic, good values, and motivation. Sociologists are especially interested in this as they study and focus on the development and growth on the individual's social structures.