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Volume :11 Issue : 2 1983      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Structural Characteristics of the Nuclear Family in Jordan : An Exploratory Study

Auther : Maged Eldin Khairy

Empirical data gained from a sample of 274 urban nuclear families in Aman , Jordan show that these families are characterised by five basic structural traits. These are : 1) high educational and economic standard; 2) medium to large sizw;3) neolocal residency; 4) presence of relative in the household; and 5) internal Cohesion.In line with Goode,our analysis shows that these traits suit the demands of modern urban society in Jordan especially its stress on geographic and occupational mobility and on long-term training for individuals as means for the axhivevement of national development. Moreover, the analysis indicates that these families performs a welfare function in regard to the alderly.


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