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A nuclear family is defined as a father, mother and one or more children all living in the same household. In this essay I will be assessing the views that the nuclear family is functional for all of its members, to do this I will asses the views from a Marxist, functionalists and feminist perspective to see whether the nuclear family does benefit its members.

Parsons was a main functionalist who believed that the nuclear family was a system and the different parts of the family function together. He believed that the nuclear family provides culture into the new members of society (children) The nuclear family was something that Parsons claimed was important for socializing and teaching children cultural values and disciplines, as well as structuring personalities. Parsons regarded the “nuclear family” as a unit that produced love and warmth, security and support.

Assess the view that the nuclear family is functional for its members

A nuclear family is defined as a father, mother and one or more children all living in the same household. In this essay I will be assessing the views that the nuclear family is functional for all of its members, to do this I will asses the views from a Marxist, functionalists and feminist perspective to see whether the nuclear family does benefit its members.

Parsons was a main functionalist who believed that the nuclear family was a system and the different parts of the family function together. He believed that the nuclear family provides culture into the new members of society (children) The nuclear family was something that Parsons claimed was important for socializing and teaching children cultural values and disciplines, as well as structuring personalities. Parsons regarded the “nuclear family” as a unit that produced love and warmth, security and support.

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