critically analyze the role of the
family as an agent of socialization on child marriage
A family has a principal role of reproducing the society, both biologically through procreation and socially through socialization. Sociologists have determined that race, religion, social class, and other social factors influence socialization. According to the beliefs of a particular society or community, children are taught differently about child marriage. For example, in communities that still stand by the beliefs of their ancestors on early marriages, parents ensure to teach their girls how to cook, dress in a particular manner, not to eat, or associate with male counterparts in preparing them to become good wives. However, in communities that have alienated from their ancestral and wayward beliefs, parents teach their young ones the importance of education by sending them to school, the dangers of early marriages and premarital sex. It is therefore up to parents to determine the way that their children go as they grow up.