عنوان مقاله [English]
Researchers in the field of family sociology believe that modernization is the most important factor in family transformations in developing countries. After the advent of modernization in Iran, the family has experienced many challenges and challenges during the last decades. The government has also put in place policies and programs to protect the family from these damages and challenges. The present research tries to answer the following questions: what changes in the Iranian family have been affected by the modernization? What are the most important programs and policies to support families against the challenges and damages of the modernization process? what criticisms can be made on the policies and plans that have been drafted? Findings of the research depict that modernization has caused changes in the structure, functions and values of the Iranian family, and in the meantime, social groups and rural and urban areas have not been affected by modernization to the same extent. Furthermore, policies adopted by governments after the Islamic Revolution failed to resolve the problems and challenges of the family. These policies deal with problems such as the lack of a comprehensive family policy in Iran, the lack of a healthier approach to family welfare, the tendency to legalize family institutions, the tendency towards administrative or bureaucratization of the family, the non-socialization and non-acculturation of the family and marriage, the lack of sociological insight, tendency to standardize families, reduction in the semantic and conceptual space of the family to meet sexual needs.