The Canadian Family System

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A family is defined as a social institution usually joined by blood, marriage, or adoption, and can be defined as nuclear or extended families. Over time, the traditional family structure has changed dramatically when it altered new concepts such as common-law marriage, divorce, same-sex marriage, childless family and the introduction of single-parent families. Historically, the nuclear family ( a married heterosexual couple and their young children living together under one roof) which remained a powerful normative ideal in Canada and other parts of the world, is no longer the standard. The family systems in most societies are on the basis of gender roles as it help the members to run the family with bound responsibilities. Both marriage and…show more content…
For instance, in a Modern Consumer family, women were thought to be gentler, more patient than men, but men were perceived to posses characteristics like aggressiveness, toughness that made them suited to the workplace whereas the Pre-Industrial family is headed by a male proprietor and assisted by his wife and children. In the past men and women had a role they had to fill in the family, for instance, men were the caretakers (hunters) and women as homemaker and mother. But now we can see a tremendous change in the family system in which the family member all live together, take part in decision process as a group, are more expressive and independent. Apart from that, the modern social structure considers both men and women as equal partners who possess equal rights, status and responsibility toward family and the society. In the past, a family structure was not so complex where the members lived and worked together as a group, so the family relationship was attached. Whereas the modern family has no time to gather. The parents work all day and don’t devote enough time with their

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