In the Far East the social unit, the ultimate molecule of existence, is not the individual, but the family.
The family was not only the social unit, but also the unit of government.
The family is no longer the social unit of the city as it is in the country.
The school or the schoolroom should constitute a social unit.
The individual and not the family is the social unit; the rights of individuals are foremost.
This feeling took a striking form because the family was a social unit occupying to a great extent the place of the state.
In some degree social relations should be considered, so that each class may be as far as practicable a social unit.
The social unit appears to be the family and the power of the headman is very limited.
The village is the social unit within which there are no clans, no political, or other divisions.
Every monastic house may be considered from two points of view, as a religious and as a social unit.