The eldest male and female delegate all tasks pertaining to each of their genders.
Men carry the economic burden of the family and often have to single-handedly support the entire household.
Family roles vary between ethnicities, variations of Islam, socioeconomic status and regions.
Nevertheless, an age hierarchy prevails throughout all.
The senior male of a household usually controls all the spending.
Women are largely in charge of the domestic chores, cooking, raising the children, entertaining guests and catering to the needs of the man of the house.
Children are to show reverence and deference to their parents and elders.
Disobedience of an elder’s words is seen as extremely disrespectful and punishable behaviour.
a man shearing the wool off a sheep and the woman spinning it).The Afghan educational system is limited, especially for those living rurally.Many young children learn entirely from the village mosque and mullah or their parents (usually specifically the mother while the father works).The senior woman will also be in charge of portioning a family’s supply of food for the year.Generally, all adults in Afghanistan work very hard and many children also have to work – child labour is common from the age of five and involves both genders.