Assess The Different Types Of Diversity

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Diversity The family is seen as a norm in social relationships this is enforced by religion, media and societies. However now the diversity families have increased and changed due to modern societies. These changes have introduced new families such as single parent and reconstituted families. The Rapoports believe that we have moved away from the traditional nuclear family and that diversity has made a huge impact to families today. They identify 5 different types of diversity. Organisational diversity is a type of family that have differences in the way family roles are organised. For example you can joint conjugal roles and two wage earners or some may have separated the conjugal roles and have one wage earner. There is cultural diversity; this is where different cultures, religions and ethnics have very different family structures. For example many Asian families are extended families as this remains a source of support and identity. Social class diversity is where there is a difference between families according to their income in their household. You also have Life stage diversity this is family structures according to their status for…show more content…
Chester only argues that the new family that is more popular now is the neo conventional family where both spouses of the opposite sex play the instrumental role. He argues that the only reason nuclear families are not working out is because of life cycle; this where he states that statistics on households are merely reliable and gives everyone a misleading snapshot of where everyone is living. For Chester the idea of diversity is exaggerated and like the functionalists Chester sees that the nuclear family is still dominant. The only difference Chester argues for is that the change he sees from a conventional to a neo conventional nuclear family where both spouses play the instrumental
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