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Family System



A family is a group of two or more persons related by birth, marriage, or adoption who live together; all such related persons are considered as members of one family. There are two types of families, nuclear and joint.


Joint Family is also known as the Extended family. The term joint family defines a family that extends beyond the nuclear family. It consists of grandparents, aunts, uncles & cousins all living nearby or in the same household. While Joint Family is an extended family, typically consisting of three or more generations and their spouses, living together as a single household. Joint families are especially found in India. But now the number of joint families are declining due to urbanisation and industrialisation, as people are migrating to cities to earn a living. However, they have their pros and cons. Let's have a look at them.


Joint Family:-


1. Joint Family have more people so they have more support at the time of crises.

2. Joint families are more wealthy as more they have more earning members.

3. More affection and love between family members.

4. Sharing of problems.

5. Youngsters who prefer social life with a better support system prefer joint families.

6. Learn about the importance of different relations in our lives.

7. Good at accepting people and their different natures.

8. Proper attention is given to children.


Nuclear Family:-

1. Possibility of Reduced Conflicts.

2. Personal Responsibility.

3. Harmony and peace.

4. Limited Members.

5. Women's good status.

6. Privacy

7. Less restriction.


Here are some advantages of living in a joint and nuclear family. However, it depends on an individuals preference.

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