whats a beanpole family?

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ive got a question for sociology, and i cant fond out what it means. its to do with family changes in society. 

Posted Fri 25th January, 2013 @ 09:56 by Melissa Cooper

7 Answers

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A beanpole family Is a multi-generational extended family, this means that there are many different generations within the family but they have few siblings in each generation. This Is also a vertical family as the structure of it is long and thin reflecting societal trends in fewer children being born and increased life expectancy. 

Answered Wed 27th April, 2016 @ 23:09 by Jaujla99
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it is where there are many generations with few members who keep in contact with each other 

Answered Fri 25th January, 2013 @ 16:50 by Connah Greenhalgh - Team GR
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The term 'beanpole family' was created by Brannen. The term means that families now a days have strong intergenerational links (ties between parents and grandparents) and weak intragenerational links (ties between siblings and cousins).

Answered Tue 29th January, 2013 @ 10:20 by Former Member
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Bean pole families .... actually look like a bean pole... (like this) 

l l

l l

l l

l l

it basically represents generations in a family.... let me explain using the diagram

l lgreat grandparents

l lgrandparents (great grandparents kids)

l lparents( grandparents kids)

l ltheir kids

l ltheir kids kids....

get it?!

Answered Sun 24th February, 2013 @ 16:44 by sana zaheer
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Answered Mon 11th May, 2015 @ 11:57 by moistlord
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A beanpole family, is a family with many generations but with a few people in each genration.

Good Luck

Answered Sun 15th May, 2016 @ 10:16 by Jamila Ali Ahmed
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Answered Mon 11th May, 2015 @ 11:56 by moistlord