Hasmik Khachaturyan – Peculiarities of family in the changing society. – The first social unit where we study to interprete our life experience is family which has a decisive, fatal role in the process of our socialization. Stressing the importance of this fact the article analyses the main peculiarities of family in the changing society. The traditional idea about family we used to have in past are replaced with modern ideas obtaining their specific features.The functions of family and the reasons for changes in social role borders are analised in the article.It also analyses the issue of gender equality in our society. The research of family pays much attention to the main. Values of family, to the contrast between its internal and external values.