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Old 12-16-2009, 11:20 AM   #5
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I'd definitely say that the "default" arrangement in Western society is nuclear, but I feel that it is simply a Western trait that has been perpetuated due to the societal norm that it has become. Arguably, I'd also say that the de facto family arrangement is dependent on current economic matters. After all, when more income is pooled together, the easier it is to survive; it's basic economics. One could also claim that it would benefit the welfare of the eldest generation; by ensuring more people to care for seniors, I'm sure that the lifespan for those individuals in-question would increase dramatically as opposed to single or married senior households.
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