VI – OPEN-MINDED SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NUCLEAR AND EXTENDED FAMILY
A. Consist of father, mother and children. Consist of father, mother, children, grandparents and other family relatives.
B. Nuclear family is principally based upon the emotion of parental love and sibling bonding and hence the structural functionalism (mechanism of relationships) is quite simple, yet the psychology involved becomes quite complex. In case of a joint family, the primary emotion is a general affectionate bond between two generations and within the members of the generations.
1. Privacy – The couple can get their privacy in their own house in nuclear families whereas you cannot get your privacy in a joint family. People can live their own way and can do whatever they want to. There are no such boundaries set by the elders to follow. Support Network - There are more hands to help in work at home or in the houses.
2. Financial stability – When we talk about the advantages and disadvantages of the nuclear family, then financial stability is one of the strongest points in the nuclear family. One can be financially strong because of limited expenses. There is less number of people in the nuclear family and hence less expenses. You cannot have a strong financial stability if you are the only person who is earning in a joint family. Someone to look for you, feeling of belonging, feeling of not being alone in the world and stronger bond and love.
3. Freedom – The elders restricts youngsters not to do certain tasks because they think this is not good for them. But today’s generation is very smart. They know what is good and bad for them and have enough analytical power so they don’t like to restrict themselves. Instead, they want their freedom so that they can do and achieve whatever they want in their life.
4. Ease in moving – When you have a nuclear family, you face fewer