HomeADDU-SAS Graduate School Research Journalvol. 5 no. 1 (2009)

Division of Family Properties and Division of Families: Origins, Processes, Consequences and Resolutions

Efren John P. Sabado

Discipline: Economics, Developmental Studies, Family and Relationships, Sociology



The family performs a myriad of functions that have pertinent implications on a country‘s development trajectories. Garcia (1993) emphasizes that the family is the cornerstone of development because it is where individuals get their initial training and preparation for life. On the other hand, there are also pessimistic and critical pronouncements. David (2001), for example, highlights a perspective espoused by some development technocrats that sees the family as a primary impediment to economic development because of its conservatism and adherence to anachronistic attitudes and obsolete practices.