The family size is an important element for the quality of life. The size of the family directly affects the quality of life. The major part of family income is spent in fulfilling the basic needs of the large family. It becomes difficult to provide the facilities of transport, communication, employment, security, freedom and human rights to all the members of the large family. As a result, the quality of life of the members of large family cannot easily be maintained. The smaller the family the bigger will be their individual share of the available resources and, of course, the bigger the family the smaller will be the share. This means that children and adults in a large family will have to make certain scarifies in order to meet each individual’s needs. The needs of the members of the members of small family can be easily fulfilled. Comparatively, the members of small family get nutritious food, seasonal clothes, and quality education. Less amount of family income is spent in fulfilling the basic needs of the small family. Thus, family size should be small to take proper care of the children, to impart the quality education, to keep them healthy and strong and to collect the necessary fund for the expenditure of the family members. Family size should be small so as to make necessary facilities and services available in proper manner. As a result, parents will be able to undertake the responsibilities towards their children. It is this light that it would be helpful in maintaining quality of life by exploiting services and facilities properly. There is a high change of prevailing misunderstanding and jealousy among the family members. For the attainment of quality life, the parents should have to adopt various means of family planning. Parents also can easily undertake the responsibilities towards their children in the small family. Thus, the family size helps to maintain the quality of life.
Role of family size for maintaining quality of life