nuclear family

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  • nuclear family
    • studies
      • Murdock (1949)
        • 3 things in all families
          • economic cooperation
          • common residence
          • reproduction
      • Giddens (1993)
        • "group of persons directly linked by kin connections, adult members assume responsibility for caring for children
    • Definition
      • a family made up from a husband, wife and their children.
    • functions
      • reproduction
      • common residence
      • 1 or more child
        • biological OR adopted
      • economic cooperation
      • male and female sexual relationship (married)
    • functionalists view
      • regard the nuclear family as crucial in the sustainability of society
      • traditional family important to pass on culture

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