Family Life

In El Salvador family is highly valued

Family Structure

  • The nuclear family is most common in El Salvador.
  • It is not uncommon for families to live together or nearby eachother.
  • On average urban families have three childeren and rural families have six or more.
  • Single mothers are common.
  • Some men consider it a sign of virility to father children with more than one woman.


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