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Introduction It is true that cities are seeing a rise in smaller families and one-person households, while the extended family is becoming a rarity. Paragraph 2, topic sentence As families become smaller, the traditional family support network is disappearing, and this can have a negative impact on children as they grow up.
AB - This collection of essays explores some of the complexities that confront both those who frame social policy in Australia and those involved in the legal systems that intersect with child and family issues.
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This collection of essays explores some of the complexities that confront both those who frame social policy in Australia and those involved in the legal systems that intersect with child and family issues.
Essays include: Trends in family transitions, forms and functioning: Essential issues for policy development and legislation; Ancestry, identity and meaning: The importance of biological ties in contemporary society; Past adoption practices: Key messages for service delivery responses and current policies; The forced adoption apology: Righting wrongs of a dark past; Current open adoptions: Mothers' perspectives; Perfecting adoption?
Similar to Murdock, Tallcott Parsons another functionalist had his own views of what functions the nuclear family should contribute to society.
He believed that there were two important roles within the family – Expressive and Instrumental.
Marxists identified three main functions which they saw as a way for the family to fulfil for capitalism.
Inheritance of Property – means that in order for property to be handed down to a legitimate heir, sexual relationships need to be restricted to one person, thus the offspring would be blood related.