Social Institutions: Continuity And Change

Social Institutions: Continuity And Change

Question

Define a joint (extended) family. Write its two structural features.

Answer

Joint family : A joint family is a group of such people who live under one roof, prepare food in the same kitchen, who are inherited to the common property and perticipate in common prayers and all members of such large family are related to each other's special kinship.

Features of Joint (Extended) Family

(i) Large Size : A joint family is oftenly a bigger one. There are many more members ofthe family as compared to the nuclear family.

(ii) Common property : In a joint family, property does not belong to any particular member of the family alone. All have the equal share in the property of the family.

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