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FAMILY AND HOUSEHOLDS KEY TERMS

ASCRIPTION
The allocation of roles and status on the basis of fixed characteristics, eg gender or
what family you are born into.
COHABITATION
Unmarried couples living together as man and wife.
CONJUGAL RELATIONSHIP
The relationship between married and cohabiting partners..
CHILD CENTRED
Treating the needs…

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A married couple and their children who are largely independent from the wider
kinship network.
MARRIAGE
The legal union of a man and a woman in a socially approved sexual relationship.
MATERNAL INSTINCT.
A natural instinct to desire motherhood and want to care for children.
NUCLEAR FAMILY
A family consisting…

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