Read the account of Parsons’ functional fit theory and the loss of family functions on pages 39 to 41 in the book.
Complete the following table:
Compare how Parsons sees the traditional pre-industrial family and the modern industrial family.
Traditional Pre-industrial family
Modern Industrial family
|Large and extended|
|Performs only two essential functions|
|Both a unit of consumption and a _______ unit of production|
|Individuals and couples are dominated by the wider family|
|Work and home are not separated|
|Status is achieved|