What do you think is the “job” of a family?
Look at the seven key functions of a family as outlined on page 355 under Functionalism: Declining Functions. Rank these functions in order from most to least important. Explain why you ranked the functions the way that you did.
1. economic production
2. socialization of children
3. care of the sick and injured
4. care of the aged
6. sexual control of family members