Q. 3 C3.9( 7 Votes )

Answer the following in four-five sentences :

Explain the functions of family as a social institution.

Answer :

Family is an important social institution that exists in all societies. It fulfils the needs of humans. The different functions of the family are:

a. Nourishment of the members : The family assigns a relationship to its members. The members function according to their roles. The main role of the family is to nourish its members. The grandparents take care of the children until they become grownups. Family takes care of the sick member or the weak elderly member.

b. Security and Socialisation : The family educates the children about interacting with society by socialisation. It provides skills and nourishment which are necessary for the younger members to become a part of the society as adults. It also provides social security to the members.

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