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CAUSES OF CHANGE IN THE
The use of education and
birth control to limit the
number of offspring and the
population of a country.
Media has negative effects on the
physical and psychological well-
being of society.
The negative effects of media on
children are manifested in terms of
their changing mental setup and
the declining quality of their
a group of people, usually of
similar age, background, and
social status, with whom a
person associates and
who are likely to influence the
person's beliefs and behavior.
one in which both heads of
household pursue careers and
at the same time maintain a
family life together.
The home environment is a
special challenge to the dual-
career couple as two people
try to meet the demands of
careers and build a family life
A decree of legal separation only
allows the spouses to live separately,
but it does not sever the bonds of
marriage, meaning that the parties
cannot get married to other people.
A decree of annulment that has been
issued by the court allows the parties to
Changes in society have been responsible for the
dissolution of the family.
Changes have affected husbands and wives. They
become physically and psychologically distant from each
other and with their children.
They, however, may realize that they have several
options in resolving such dilemma. One such of the
solution is the “cooling off” period.
THE NUCLEAR FAMILIES IN
CONTEMPORARY PHILIPPINE SOCIETY:
• In the past, the average size of the Filipino family was
from six to eight (6-8) children.
• In agricultural areas, family is much bigger with ten to
twelve (10-12) children.
• In one rural communities in Pampanga, there is one
informant with 24 children, with no multi-births.
• Children are viewed as “investments”. They are
considered as farm workers and the parents‟ insurance
in their old age.
• At present, more young couples opt for smaller families,
an average of two to four children (2-4) children.
• Perhaps more significant than the “shrinking size of the
nuclear family is the change that has occurred in its
composition due to:
a) Increase in divorce
b) Number of people raising children outside of marriage
c) Legal separation
d) Early death of the spouse, wife or husband, even before
the children reach the age of puberty
• Observations reveal that there are more widowers than
widows who remarry a year after the death of their