why is the nuclear family not common in Africa?

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Because a child needs more than 1 or 2 people to raise it

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    In the context of "the big picture," of all the cultures that have existed all over the planet over the millinea of known history, extended family has been the norm. That is, what is must usual for human beings is to live in multi-generational groups that include all ages from elders to tiny infants, that include siblings, cousins, relatives by marriage, and so on, and for the members of such groups to act together cooperatively to advance the shared interests of the group. 

    What we call "nuclear family," a family unit of only parents and minor children, is comparatively unusual in the wide context of humankind as a whole. So it's not a question of why Africa does NOT have a lot "nuclear family" type households, but a question of why the USA has so many. 

    I predict that we're going to see more and more multi-generational and extended family households in the USA as fewer and fewer nuclear families can afford a big house on their own and smaller affordable homes are not an available alternative. It would be great to have a full time home maker in the family even if that person is shared among several houses, to have a home maker Auntie or Pappi who fixes breakfast and bagged lunches for everybody. 

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Which country are you referring?

  • 3 weeks ago

    Because they have enough problems already.

    • Hotblack
      Lv 6
      3 weeks agoReport

      Many of which would be cured by them copying the western model..

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  • 3 weeks ago

    No reactors on that continent, just a few sources of uranium in the Congo and South Africa. Not much chance to go nuclear.

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