The consequences of large and small family size I

Social Studies J.S.S 1 First Term


The consequences of the large and small family size I

Performance Objectives

Students should be able to:

     1. Describe the characteristics of large family size.


Meaning of family size

Family size is the number of people in a family. Family size is a significant factor in child development, but must be considered as only one part of a larger picture, however. Other factors, such as the parents' personality traits, and the gender and spacing of the children, contribute significantly to the formation of a child's personality.

There are two types of family size.

1. Large family size:  A Large family size is made of the father, mother and more than four children. Children of large families have a greater opportunity to learn co-operation at an.... View More

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