What is the Family? (Topic 1a)

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  • Topic 1a - What is th Family?
    • The Nuclear Family
      • The "typical" family type
      • Traditional (/Conventional)
        • "Cereal Packet Family"
          • Leech
          • The nuclear family is seen as the desired way to live by Western Culture
          • promoted in advertising
        • Parents of opposite sex and Children whom are biologically related and have a clear division of labour
          • marriage is based on romatic love
        • The dominant Family Ideology
        • 5% of households are Tradition Nuclear Families
          • Doesn't represent the "death of Family"
            • Chester
              • Most people spend their lives  in families that involve children and parents which are built on love, reciprocity, duty, and shared responsibility
      • neo-conventional
        • Chester
          • Most people spend their lives  in families that involve children and parents which are built on love, reciprocity, duty, and shared responsibility
        • Dual Working couples, step-parents/siblings, cohabitation instead of marriage
        • 77% of Children live in a neo conventional household
        • 36% of the Population lives in a neo-conventional household
    • Lone Parent Families
      • 7% of Households
      • 25% of Families
    • Single Person Households
      • 30% of Households
    • Cohabitation
      • 26% (no children)
    • Extended Family
      • Classic
        • consists of several nuclear families linked through kinship who live in the same home together
      • Modified/Dispersed
        • related nuclear families that may be living far apart from each other but maintain regular contact
          • do not rely on one another in day to day life
          • Willmott
      • The Nuclear Family
        • The "typical" family type
        • Traditional (/Conventional)
          • "Cereal Packet Family"
            • Leech
            • The nuclear family is seen as the desired way to live by Western Culture
            • promoted in advertising
          • Parents of opposite sex and Children whom are biologically related and have a clear division of labour
            • marriage is based on romatic love
          • The dominant Family Ideology
          • 5% of households are Tradition Nuclear Families
            • Doesn't represent the "death of Family"
          • neo-conventional
            • Dual Working couples, step-parents/siblings, cohabitation instead of marriage
            • 77% of Children live in a neo conventional household
            • 36% of the Population lives in a neo-conventional household
      • Household
        • a unit of accommodation
        • people living at the same adress and sharing meals
        • most families live in households but not all households are familises
          • Lawson and Garrod

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