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
Geographically mobile
Socially mobile
Individuals and couples are dominated by the wider family
Work and home are not separated
Status is achieved