Definition of the Family

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  • Definitions of the family
    • Nuclear Family
      • Smallest basic unit only two  generations adults and there children
      • If other family members are introduced
        • Becomes an Extended family
    • Horizontally extended
      • If parents have adult brothers and sisters living with them
    • Caribbean House yard often have both vertically and horizontally extended
      • Vertically Extended
        • If Grandparents and even grandparents are included so there are 3 or 4 generations
      • Horizontally extended
        • If parents have adult brothers and sisters living with them
    • Vertically Extended
      • If Grandparents and even grandparents are included so there are 3 or 4 generations
    • Definition of a household
      • A house hold refers to people living under the same roof and sharing some costs and resources.
      • Friends sharing accommodation
      • A couple whether cohabiting, married or gay
      • Someone living alone
      • A commune

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