African Families in the Twenty-First Century

Prospects and Challenges

African Families in the Twenty-First Century explores the idea that the
family is the basic unit of society and an enduring multifunctional institution
in Africa. The functions and structures of African families, as well as the
multiple roles played by Africa's women, are undergoing structural changes. Les mer
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African Families in the Twenty-First Century explores the idea that the
family is the basic unit of society and an enduring multifunctional institution
in Africa. The functions and structures of African families, as well as the
multiple roles played by Africa's women, are undergoing structural changes. The
ways in which education, employment, and current economic conditions reshape
these complex roles are immense. The challenges facing African families and
their members-such as globalization, war, poverty, economic restructuring,
reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, harmful traditional practices, aging, and care
and support of the elderly-have magnified due to a series of economic, social,
political, religious, ecological, and other related factors. Author Aderanti
Adepoju explores the vulnerability and resilience of African families in the
face of these crises and challenges. He also looks at the opportunities facing
African families in the new millennium. Because of the importance of African
families to the development process, African Families in the Twenty-First
Century is essential reading for planners, policy makers, activists, academics,
and students.

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