Lost family role in society

Other Names:
Reduced social role of marriage
Weakened institution of the family

The family as a social institution regulates sexual intercourse, assigns responsibility for children, conserves lines of descent, and orders wealth and inheritance. It assigns roles for the division of labour for everyday living, supports the roles of its members in the external economy, participates with other institutions in the socialization of the coming generation, and plays a role in the physical and psychological welfare of family members. The family both forms and expresses the identity and character of its members. The processes of urbanization, the destruction of the extended family and the secularization of society are working against the family playing these crucial roles in society.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST