The Structure of Families and Households in the UK

Family can be defined as “a group of persons united by the ties of marriage, blood, or adoption, constituting a single household and interacting with each other in their respective social positions, usually those of spouses, parents, children, and siblings” (Barnard, 2021). Family also plays a role in influencing and affecting the development, behaviour, and … Read more

What is Family institution: Importance and Functions

Family institution Importance and Functions The functions of a family institution itself tell us how much relevance it has to one’s life and how important they are. The main function of the family is considered as the continuation of the human race which is through giving birth and properly nurturing and caring for the child … Read more

Effects of migration on families | Family and Sociology

Unlike the Western culture, Indians believe in a traditional and value-based life which is reflected through the institutions of families. The family is an important factor giving rise to migration. Families exist in two forms- as nuclear and as a joint family. Most migrants can be seen from joint or larger families because of a … Read more

Changing pattern of Hindu Joint Family

So, here comes the critical question again. Do the changing family patterns of Hindu families affect their lives in a negative way? And is it really changing at all or just seems so. In ancient times, the Hindu families lived in a joint structure. Up to four generations of a family lived in the same … Read more