functions of a family


functions of a family

Steven Horwitz, The functions of the family in the great society, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Volume 29, Issue 5, September 2005, Pages 669–684,
Criticisms by Hodgson and others that Hayek and other Austrians cannot offer a theory of the family are responded to with a discussion of the functions of the family in a market society. The family can be understood as a bridge between what Hayek terms ‘organisations’, or face-to-face social institutions and ‘orders’, or the anonymous social institutions of the Great Society. The family’s necessary role is then linked to familiar Hayekian themes of knowledge and incentives. Families help us to learn the explicit and tacit social rules necessary for functioning in the wider world, and families are uniquely positioned to do so, because it is those closest to us who have the knowledge and incentives necessary to provide that learning.

Turnbull and Turnbull postulate that families exist to meet the needs of individuals within the family unit, as well as the overall needs of the family itself. The tasks that families carry out in order to meet these needs are referred to as family functions; the authors divide these into eight categories:

  • affection
  • self-esteem
  • spiritual
  • economics
  • daily care
  • socialization
  • recreation
  • education

Functions in PROS 08/12:
This retention and disposal authority covers records documenting the functions of regulation and provision of care to children and young people at risk; adoption and permanent care; and the delivery of family service programs and services by the Department(s), their portfolio agencies and service providers responsible for these functions.

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Functions of a family
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