Disintegration of joint family does not necessarily mean its elimination or disappear rather it means that prevalence of joint families is decreasing or declining.
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Although the joint family has a number of functions, it is not free from criticism. The main disadvantages of joint family are that it hinders the development of personality, causes miserable condition of women, makes home for idlers, becomes a center of quarrels, lacks privacy, causes uncontrolled reproduction, and brings down the standard of living […]
The joint family has, over the years, been instrumental in providing protection to members, recreation, economic support and socialism in wealth. It has also helped the members in the development of good qualities.
Characteristic feature of the joint family. It implies that all the members live together one roof. The traditional Indian joint family consisted of several family units. But although units lived together in a single house.