Legal aspects of family life in Jamaica by Gloria Cumper

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Published by Bureau of Health Education, Ministry of Health in Kingston, Jamaica .

Written in English

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  • Jamaica.


  • Domestic relations -- Jamaica.

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Statementby Gloria Cumper.
LC ClassificationsKGT43 .C86 1971
The Physical Object
Pagination25 leaves ;
Number of Pages25
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2986764M
LC Control Number84239446

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The patterns of family life in Jamaica have evolved out of a combination of historical and contemporary factors. Historically, family life has been influenced by the. Laws relating to family are an important means of fostering and protecting our society and are also crucial in assisting people navigate those difficult times when family relationships unfortunately break down.

The Family Law Committee is committed to ensuring that the family law environment in Jamaica is conducive to these ends. Legal marriage, monogamy, and the nuclear family are cultural ideals more often attained by the middle and upper classes than by the lower classes.

Sexual relations generally begins during early adolescence among the lower-class majority. Jamaica Gleaner - - YOUTH LINK - MAU­REEN CAMPBELL Contributo­r Mau­reen Campbell teaches at St Hugh’s High School.

Send ques­tions and com­ments to ­[email protected]­ OB­JEC­TIVES. a) Ex­am­ine the roles, relationsh­ips and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of adult and sib­ling mem­bers of a Caribbean fam­ily.

Slavery left its mark deeply imprinted on the family and it is thus in the strengths and weaknesses of family life (Simey, ). According to Professor Herskovits, the status of the Caribbean family and most of the other forms of Caribbean life, was determined by the play of various forces brought to bear on the Negro in the new world.

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For example, many Jamaicans still do not know that they can obtain protection and occupation orders through the Resident Magistrate and Family Courts if they are victims of domestic violence.

The family structure of Indian-Caribbean families is in many ways similar to their Indian counterparts. In the traditional Indian-Caribbean family, the roles of family members are clearly delineated.

The father is seen as the head of the family, the authority figure, and the primary breadwinner. He has the final authority in most matters. FAMILY FUNCTIONING. The impact of parenting stress on Jamaican children is not to be ignored. Parenting stress is one of four factors identified in Jamaica that affect all aspects of children's outcomes: cognitive development, school performance, behaviour problems and behaviour strengths (Samms-Vaughan, ).

Jamaica - Jamaica - Cultural life: Jamaica’s cultural development has been deeply influenced by British traditions and a search for roots in folk forms. The latter are based chiefly on the colourful rhythmic intensity of the island’s African heritage. Jamaican culture is a product of the interaction between Europe and Africa.

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Common Law. It is well known that in the Caribbean non-legal unions are common, though it is often suggested that these unions are quite different from legal marriage in terms of the relationships they generate (Smith. Family is important as an ideal in Jamaica, but the marriage rate—especially among the poor—is a matter of social concern for Jamaicans.

This concern stretches back to the era of the first Christian evangelists, but many observers cite as a legacy of slavery.1 Marriage has long been seen as a marker of middle class status, but middle class interviewees fretted that marriage was now too.

Jamaican home-life is extremely family-oriented. The parents make the home very structered and encourage their children in academics and athletics. They try and give their children as many opportunites in their lives and want them to make something of their lives and contribute to society. Everyone in Jamaican culture comes together to raise.

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The Jamaican People by Arriel Bullock (contributed). Jamaicans are a unique and intriguing group of individuals, with a captivating culture, language and lifestyle.

True to our unofficial motto: "No problem man", the average Jamaican is laidback, friendly and altruistic. Extended Family – Many families living under one roof Familism – the notion that the individual is always secondary to the family’s welfare Important Aspects of the Caribbean Extended Family The individual member is often provided with a secure environment Children are important economic assets   Country Explorers: Jamaica.

Author: Michael Capek. Year Published: Part of the Country Explorers series, this book provides an introduction to Jamaica. Topics include geography, history, daily life, school, sports and celebrations.

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it is much easier to book a two-hour train home for the weekend than a flight. Jamaica is an island full of folklore, magic, and spirituality, with a rich culture of traditions, customs, and rituals, many of them religious in origin (although by no means all).

Jamaican traditions are often a mix of African and European customs – modified and adapted over the years to create the unique Jamaican culture that exists today.

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At any time after a maintenance order has been made in the Family Court, the parties have the legal right to seek to vary it pursuant to section 18 of the Maintenance Act.

Slavery - Slavery - Slave culture: The institution of slavery usually tried to deny its victims their native cultural identity. Torn out of their own cultural milieus, they were expected to abandon their heritage and to adopt at least part of their enslavers’ culture. Nonetheless, studies have shown that there were aspects of slave culture that differed from the master culture.

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In the s, “only about 10% of women with children were working (Berkman,Page )”. Religion is an important part of Jamaica life, and parents are quite proud when their children serve as altar boys and girls. Families also make sure that children are never bored and always make sure that their time is well spent with wholesome activities.

Americans rate family and health as the two most important aspects of their lives, among nine included in a recent Gallup Poll. People rate the importance of their work, friends, money, and religion about equally, but considerably behind the importance of family and health. While there are few rating differences between men and women, the poll shows that women give a higher importance.

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The family unit was the basic component of slave life in the 19th century. Females had two distinct role or occupations: working as slaves and being wives and mothers. They could nurture and care for their husbands within limits of their time and inclinations (Frazier). One great thing about Jamaica is that whether you were born here, moved here, came for a visit, hang out with Jamaicans, or just love Jamaican food, music, sports or culture, you become a part of a really cool community.

This is the ‘My Jamaican Life’ community – a bunch of people who just think Jamaica is. Family Life Ministries is a non-denominational, Bible-based organisation with the purpose of developing and providing a range of ministries related to all aspects of family life.

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It is one way to achieve work-life balance hence allowing employees to fulfill the requirements of high-quality work while dedicating time for their family and their social activities (Felstead. A number of works provide key overviews of various aspects of contemporary family life.

Given the multidimensional nature of modern families, these works provide an overview for specific areas of modern family life. Some focus on the demographic transitions that structure modern family forms, as is the case with Lesthaeghe and McLanahan Although steady improvement in family functioning characterized the subjective ratings, objective assessments of family functioning suggested initial improvement followed by a decline from month 6 to month CONCLUSIONS: Results show a clear association between family functioning and recovery from major depression.

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This best-selling text draws upon eight major theoretical frameworks developed by key social scientists to explain variation. The family's social status directly impacts the quality of life of its members.

One may even be tempted to question the relevance of the life stage of adolescence for some from very poor homes in Jamaica, particularly inner-city and ghetto communities.

In many instances, these adolescents may not be allowed the privilege of a transition from.Family is considered a basic cell of the society.

All social and cultural practices find their connection with a notion of family, either supporting or distorting it. Family plays a crucial role in Africa. Mbiti says that “each person in African traditional life lives in or as a part of the family” (, p. ).

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