Jan 15, 2010
Last Modified: 2011-07-09
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- Families were responsible for: the economy, education, politics, and religion.
- took care of the sick and elderly
- policed and protected
- fought wars
- were responsible for the transfer of craft and job skills
- responsible for much less than families of the past
- are more isolated from each other, from other family members and from the community
- no longer function as a productive unit and thus rely on outside institution for survival and growth
- have less functions and responsibilities than families from the past
- forgotten skills
- dependence on other institutions
- Changes in the economy
- Demography (reduction of marriage fertility, aging population)
- Change and transformation of Women's roles
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