distinctions between family and households??

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 households refers to a group or individual defined by the fact that they reside in a particular property while the family is a distinct group whose members are related to one another either  by blood or marriage and who support each other economically and emotionally. other distinction between family and households???

Posted Fri 2nd March, 2012 @ 05:45 by Alisha prasai

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As my sociology teacher drilled into our heads...'A family can be a household, but a household can't always be a family.'

Basically saying that a family can live in a household, but a household doesn't always contain a family. For example, a household could exist with students sharing a house while away at uni but they wouldn't be a family.

Hope this helps :P 

Answered Wed 14th March, 2012 @ 12:01 by Charlotte
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People in a household are one you live with, they aren't necessarily related, whereas people in your family are actually related to you... i think i just reworded your answer :/

Anyway... i hope this helps :D

Answered Fri 2nd March, 2012 @ 10:47 by Fyzah :p
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A Household: a household is a group of people who live in the same accomadation, but are not neccesarily related of blood ties liek a family. Example: community household like a Kibbutz family.

Family: is people living together with blood-ties relating them.

Answered Thu 19th April, 2012 @ 12:04 by Former Member
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That is such an epic quote :P

Answered Wed 14th March, 2012 @ 12:45 by Fyzah :p
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A family is someone one who is realted by Blood , Marragie or adopotion. Where as a Household is someone is when people live under the same roof who are not realted at all. Hopes this helps( soz about spelling )

Answered Fri 30th March, 2012 @ 12:54 by Kristy
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family doesnt always have to have blood ties reakted them as that would be an  exclusive explanation of a family  and inclusive explanation would be a family is a group people lonne parent / nuclear families and same sex familes being related to them with dpendant children / adopted children.

Answered Tue 25th September, 2012 @ 19:33 by shabnum khan
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i don't know if this will help but i have some meanings of each word:

Family-a group of two or more persons associated by birth,cohabitation,marriage or adoption.

Household-all the people living together in a domestic dwelling.

hope this helped.

Answered Mon 8th October, 2012 @ 19:56 by Krishanka