The typical pre-industrial family not only had a good *ny children, but numerous other dependents as well—grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousions. Such "extended" families were suited for survival in slow paced __1__ societies. But such families are hard to __2__. They are immobile. Industriali* de*nded *sses of workers ready and able to move off the land in pursuit of jobs, and to move again whenever necessary. Thus the extended family __3__ shed its excess weight and the so-called "nuclear" family emerged—a stripped-down, portable family unit __4__ only of parents and a s*ll set of children. This new style family, far more __5__ than the traditional extended family, became the standard model in all the industrial counties.
Super-industriali*, however, the next stage of eco-technological development, __6__ even higher mobility. Thus we *y expect *ny among the people of the future to carry the streamlinling process, a step further by re*ining children, cutting the family down to its more __7__ components, a*n and a wo*n. Two people, perhaps with *tched careers, will prove more efficient at navigating through education and social status, through job changes and geographic relocations, than tehordinarily child-cluttered family. A __8__ *y be the postponement of children, rather than childlessness. Men and women today are often torn in __9__ between a commitment to career and a commitment to children. In the future, *ny __10__ will sidestep this problem by deferring the entire task of raising children until after retirement.