Nuclear family, ideal family?

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Even though the nuclear family only makes up 25% of all families in the United States, why do you think we continue to view it as the ideal family unit?

Jun 9th, 2015
i think it is because it is best suited to an industrial society, its smallness of scale makes for ease of geographical and social mobility, and it provides a haven for its members. It fits the needs of an advanced industrial society, in the same way that the larger extended families fitted the needs of an agricultural society. 


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