Why some people become unnerved and quite unsettled at the sight of childfree or 1-child families? Not every family has two or more children. There are some people who strongly contend that childfree and 1-child families are not "real, authentic" families. What gives here?
Sadly there are some people who strongly contend that childfree and 1-child families aren't truly authentic families. They visualize family life from the 1950s as having two or more children per family. They also feel that childfree families are not families in the truest definition of the word. They view family as including children, the MORE the better. They furthermore view 1-child families as somehow and somewhat......INCOMPLETE. Go figure.
This is a very general statement. Most people I know don't give it a thought, as they believe it is none of their business. It is a decision made by parents. I think family size has decreased due to economic factors and that it is a known statistic.
Also, family size is reduced because of the mass availability of contraceptive methods. People in general are becoming more educated and as the levels of education increase, family size decrease. Mass urbanization couple with advanced levels of industrialization resulted in the increase of small families. Broadening of female roles outside the home was another factor.
As people become more enlightened and educated, they saw small families as more beneficial overall to the father and particularly the mother and children. Children receive more attention and individualized care in small families. They also have more monies allocated to them beyond the rudiments. They have a higher socioeconomic standard of living without struggle. The availability of contraception and broadening of women's roles in addition to the liberalization of sex and marriage also resulted in a rise of childfree couples. Marriage no longer equals to having children.
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