The effects of urbanization on family life in Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The movement from village to city produces a radical change in the family. Paced with new physical surroundings, with new jobs, strange new laws, and a highly increased tempo of life, the family members are forced to develop new roles and even a new set of habits. Family members go to work on different jobs, and the family no longer lives as a single working unit.