Ecuadorian Family Lifestyle

By Sai Chilukoori

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Structure

  • Close knit
  • Urban- two children
  • Rural- three or more children
  • Teenage pregnancy and single moms are common
  • Nuclear

Parents and Children


  • Children generally live with aunts and uncles or grandparents
  • Children live with parents till marriage
  • Young women learn house skills from mothers
  • Parents view their children as responsible and mature at young ages

Gender Roles

  • Young women learn house skills from mothers
  • Men go out to work at a young age
  • Mothers are responsible for housework and children

Interesting Facts

30% of the population lives in poverty which explains why children go to work at young ages and are considered mature and responsible by parents.

Citations

"Far and Away Photographic Arts." Far and Away Photographic Arts. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2014.


"Ecuador." CultureGrams Online Edition. ProQuest, 2014. Web. 3 Mar 2014.


"VISIONSHARE." VISIONSHARE. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Mar. 2014.